The life of an artist is not always fun and passion seeking. There are times of intense stress and days I just want to give up. Now don’t get me wrong – I love the path I have chosen but those feelings just seem to creep up into my soul. In the end, life seems to work itself out. Maybe because I am just doing what is meant for me and I have chosen what my divine path should be. But, again, those negative downers like to burst out from time to time to say hello and burst those bubbles. Although I get into my funks every now and then – they become fuel – the food to bust out and make a move. I taught myself how to hustle my way out of a funk. I have developed a hunger (not for food) that feeds my soul to push forward towards success.
So I in a sense – I am Hustlin’ everyday
Am I not going to make the mortgage this month or pay for those extravagant college tuition costs for my son? Well, what’s a girl to do? I am going to push myself to create more, be persistent and get someone to buy some art and support my hustle. Does it always work? I will say about 9 out of 10 times. I find a side hustle – a teaching job or a quick commission to hold me over. It’s like when I am in need of help, the creative soul reinforcements come calling to save the day. Someone magically reaches out and decides to buy that painting they have been looking at for a few months. I get a random email for a local pop up show. Something always seems to come through – just at the right time.
I am not going to call this all luck. Maybe karma. There is some strategy going on here. But I truly believe because I have chosen my path and am passionate about what I do everyday – the happiness finds a way to return its favor just in the nick of time for me. It’s like the positive Gods refuse to let me give up. Because this is my destiny – this is my chosen path.
What happens when you feel like throwing in the towel?
All I can say is don’t!
- Stay positive.
- Don’t give up and stay strong.
- Find your hustle.
- What can you do to support your dream?
- Are you willing to do whatever it takes to get there?
- What are you willing to give up?
- Can you sacrifice to make your dream come alive?
- If it doesn’t work this time – are you willing to pick yourself up, even if it hurts and start over?
- Can you listen to your inner soul and not the outside critics who will try to keep you down?
- Can you silence the inner critic that tells you – this can’t be done?