Do what you love; you’ll be better at it. It sounds pretty simple, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t get this one right away.
— LL Cool J
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It's taken me roughly a decade to figure this out so I want to try and save you some time; if something doesn't excite you or scare you, don't do it.

 

For a very long time I shied away from the "artist" moniker. I would never refer to myself as an artist and would disregard the title if anyone used it in reference to me. It felt preten

This isn't just about being an artist but a human being and a happy one at that. Don't take this as some idealistic philosophy where I'm casually disregarding the realities of the world we live in. We all have real responsibilities and sometimes that means spending a little time on things that may not be that thrilling. Being an artist isn't about recklessly doing whatever makes you happy.

Yet too often I can't help but feel that we, me being the worst offender, allow ourselves to be so consumed with the idea of "making it" that once we finally do, life has passed us by. Even more terrifying to me is the idea of losing my creative  and happiness for much more shallow things. for The real key is making sure to not spend so much time and energy on those things that