Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Starving Art!

Recently, I decided to take a leap of faith and change careers. For the past ten years I've been dreaming of my days filled to the brim with yoga! A yoga practitioner by night and a medical office assistant by day, that filled the time in my life throughout my entire twenties but, something was missing!  I had always been independent financially and personally but, my next decision would put my financial security to the test.  Taking the Universe will provide approach, I took that leap!  Here I am 3 months later.... realizing that the full time yoga instructor is very much like a starving artist.  Putting forth a lot of energy, creativity and time, for a meager salary! It's still early in the game but, a profession such as this one, like artist, musicians and other creative people, we must be constantly hustling our wares and services to make it.  Don't get me wrong, it's the most rewarding career, and I got exactly what I wanted.  I get to spend my days in stretchy pants, barefoot and in the most peaceful environment imaginable for a career.  People crave to live a "better life", I feel like I've reached the end of one chapter and am just beginning another.  A chapter where I can incorporate all those things that I love on a daily basis and try to make a decent living at it. I guess my whole point to this blog today is that, even though you don't know how to start or how it will end, sometimes you have to take that leap of faith, for the sake of your own livelihood. 
I'll end this short, vague blog with a quote -
"Another year is fast approaching. Go be that starving artist you’re afraid to be. Open up that journal and get poetic finally. Volunteer. Suck it up and travel. You were not born here to work and pay taxes. You were put here to be part of a vast organism to explore and create. Stop putting it off. The world has much more to offer than what’s on 15 televisions at TGI Fridays. Take pictures. Scare people. Shake up the scene. Be the change you want to see in the world."
Jason Mraz
Here's to my exiting new life filled with endless possibilities.