Occupation: Artist

“Its never too late to be what you might have been.”

George Eliot

Today marks a pretty monumental step for me. I’m leaving gainful employment. You know how you fill out those forms in doctors offices and what-not and they ask you your occupation? Well today marks the day that I can formally call myself a full-time artist. An illustrator. A practitioner of the arts. And let me tell you, it feels pretty darn amazing. 

…well, and nerve-wracking. I’m not going to lie, there is an abundance of nervousness going on right now, sprinkled with the most gluttonous helping of ‘what if’s’ that you might ever have seen! But if the last two and a half years have taught me anything at all its not to let those insecurities rule my decisions. 

I have so many ideas of where I want to take my little business and how I want to build up my brand, and I’m excited that I’m lucky enough to have this opportunity to explore those ideas and really throw my hat in the ring of giving this a real, red-hot go. I’m thrilled that I won’t get to my deathbed and have regret that I never even tried; wondered THAT ‘what if’.

Now is the time to take hold of what makes you passionate in the first place and run with it. Feed it. Embrace it. Express it. Let it be your touchstone, or your guiding light; and in my case: Draw it. 

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