On it’s own, a single small gig won’t give you the stability financially that you need and deserve. It’s a shame how many people struggle financially, it really ought not be that way. I have always viewed money as a tool, not something we should become Mastered by.
The question then, is how to gain stability & freedom, one way is be creative, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Try out a multitude of different things, it’s wise to always have a plan B to your plan B, as the saying goes.
Lately, I have been trying out a series of receipt apps, on their own (individually) I know they won’t necessarily amount to much, but since I am trying several in tandem with each other, the collective is bound to add up. I still don’t expect to literally make a fortune w/them alone, but they will supplement my other endeavors at least.
Every writer, at some time or another wonders if all their best work is done. They wonder if they’ve murdered the last ember of their creativity, or they wonder if they were ever really any good at the craft at all. My point is, doubts and questions for a writer are as natural as the hues of leaves changing every year. If you have questions, if you have doubts, those don’t have to be the end of days to your writing career.
Step away, take a breath, examine your heart, your soul, your mind, your previous work, gain some perspective. Never force creativity, because forced creativity will make your writing dull, lifeless. Passion matters as much as substance. Go out & live, deliberately. Live as if today is the last set of heartbeats you’ll get. None besides God knows how many we’ll get. If you think of, and live life as a blessing rather than a burden, you’ll be better off.
It may seem like I write a lot about Elon, but I recently learned something I had to comment on.
It sounds significantly like science fiction (and likely is) but Elon believes people may eventually be able to download their memories & personalities into androids, according to a post I read earlier.
Kudos to him for MORE big thinking, as he’s famed for, outlandish as this particular idea sounds.
I’m learning that a lot of disabled people turn to art, from Christy Brown to Frida Kahlo and beyond. This is not a commentary on whether people are fans of their work or even them as people, just was an interesting bit of information.
Disability can be limiting, but it doesn’t have to define a person if they do suffer affliction. They can still be great contributors to society in whatever field they choose.
I am just personally particularly drawn to and inspired by disabled people in the art field in general, because I relate immensely.
Whether I’m a fan of a particular disabled artist or a particular art piece over another, is a discussion for another day. I don’t want to turn this into a tangent.
For people who may be readers of this blog, but who may not follow my niche art blog yet, I thought I’d share this. It’s my latest art design there, and you can check out my other art posts there as well if you are so inclined. Furthermore, while I’d never try to mandate that you pass my content around, if you know someone you think would enjoy it and WANT to share it with them, I’d never object to that.
Quite the contrary actually, I’d very much APPRECIATE that if you chose to do so.
The morning came quick for me, but that’s alright. I actually got really good sleep. I’m going to be helping my wife create some showcases of her art, and those are projects I’m super excited about.
I genuinely think she’s a better artist than I am, though some would say not better, just different. I can’t really have a jealous bone about it, we have always bonded over our creativity since our earliest days.