Yesterday I was asked if I have re-evaluated the art I do – does it truly light me up? Am I willing to run into obstacle after obstacle and keep going because I so passionately believe in what I’m doing?
The one thing holding me back right now is my deeply ingrained beliefs that artists don’t contribute much to society, that it’s not a valuable endeavour, and that I will not be able to make a living this way. As an artist, these beliefs are completely counter-productive and debilitating.
How can I turn the passion that I do have, for colour, for expression, for painting, and for movement, and transform them into a life-affirming career? How can I let go of the beliefs that hold me back?