Hell yea, do what you enjoy first. I have lived by that motto for good and bad during my life, but I KNOW that it is the right way to live.
Most people are not able to let go of the fear, which is dug deep into our psyche to prevent any “black sheep” activity. Be a good robot and waste your precious life on stuff that you hate. Does that make sense?
I realize the bills have to be paid and the dust bunnies have to be swept up and killed, but will the world end if you do that later? No.
We set up our own prisons and stay inside them even though the door is open and the key got lost a long time ago. (Probably hanging out with the dust bunnies.)
The only way I can explore the journey of my art is to practice it daily, and do it while I still have some energy. The boring stuff I can do with one eye closed, or hire someone else to do it.
To work against the programming that has been imprinted since birth, we have to take steps, even if they are mini steps, and no matter how old you are, to change and find something more soul nourishing. Excuses begone! (By the way, there is an excellent audio book by that title by Wayne Dyer.)
Give yourself PERMISSION to start doing what you’re passionate about. Take a long hard look at life and see where the hang ups stop you in your tracks. Are you willing to part with your hang-ups and quirks and phobias? You can, you know. It’s a choice.
Yes, that’s right. It’s a frigging choice. You are not really ruled by your inner hang-ups, but it might seem that way because that’s how we are used to living life. No wonder the whole society is neurotic.
You can choose right now to change your life, one baby step at a time. You will gain confidence, experience, new ways of seeing things, inspiration to move forward even if the road seems dim at times.
If we all did this we would live in a happier place and inspire others to be happy, and before you know it, more and more people would be infected by the happy bug.
Let’s be explorers of our own capabilities and see where they might lead. Never a boring moment for sure. Happy new year, all year long.
So whatever argument you have to what I stated above is an EXCUSE.
I did some art in the last couple of days and had lots of fun, art journaling mostly.
On that note, have a fabulous week, doing what you love FIRST.
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