If I think back to just a few short years ago, I remember dreaming about being a full-time artist. Wow, what would it be like to wake up every morning and get to make things as a job? What would it be like to get paid for something that makes me so joyful? I thought about it, I dreamt about it, but I didn’t DO anything about it. Flash forward to today: I realized now that I spend at least an hour (if not several) every single day painting in my studio. That’s a time investment but to me it’s the best kind of investment because I love every second of it. I’ve woven art into the fiber of my everyday, and now I’ve made my artist dream a reality by committing to it on a daily basis.
Here’s what that level of commitment has taught me: Dreaming is easier than doing. Doing takes action and persistence and investment and grit. But doing trumps dreaming every time because it’s REAL.
If you love something, commit to it. Commit to taking actions that will get you where you want to go, doing something that makes you infinitely happy. Show this love of yours that you’re willing to hold up your end of the bargain. That you’re willing to show up and put in the work to make your relationship with your craft, this craft that you love, flourish.