What’s the biggest risk you’d like to take — but haven’t been able to?
What would have to happen to make you comfortable taking it?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us JUMP.
I’m no stranger to risk taking & leaps of faith.
I’ve reinvented myself & my life a couple of times already, but if I have to define one risk or leap I would take now, it would have to be giving up the day job & devoting myself full-time to my writing & art. I find myself overflowing with ideas at the moment, & I’m working on several projects, each of which is going to be a huge undertaking.
Working takes up a lot of time, there’s preparation of lessons, travelling, actually teaching, travelling again, report writing & more preparation. I only get paid for the teaching bit & I’m actually investing over half of my working day in activities that I don’t get paid for.
I do enjoy teaching & I do get a fair bit of writing done while I’m travelling but I can’t help feeling that I should be investing more of my time in what I feel to be my true calling. Expressing myself artistically, in one form or another, has become increasingly important to me in the last few years.
I have had many spiritual & emotional experiences & would dearly love to share what I have found with others. I believe that art is a wonderful way to do this because it presents concepts in a way that allows the viewer or reader to examine them without being required to commit or expose themselves in any way. They can simply taste the fruits & either be nourished or not as is their choice.
We are all different, but ultimately walking the same path. We are just at different positions & consequently, have different perspectives. Art allows for such diversity that anyone should be able to find something that speaks to them. I would like to add to that possibility.
I tend to wait for a sign from the universe before I make life-changing leaps & when I get one I usually act fairly quickly. With the loss of my old laptop during a break-in recently I lost much of my old work so I am already embarking on creating new material. Was this the sign I had been waiting for – Only time will tell!