Member Since: 05/02/07
Last Login: 09/23/12
Program Progress: Day 72
Good morning. I usually don't give advice, but a friend of mine goes to Arts Anonymous and is involved in a group called Underearners Anonymous, too. I believe you can find info about these groups on the net. From what I gather, the first group deals with how to live life as an artist and the second deals with how to live in financial reality, without giving up the vision of who you are and want to be. My friend is a writer and comedian. He has been working in a "B" job, which supports him financially, while working on his vision career. He gets on the telephone meeting every morning, has action partners and is starting to see the fruits of his efforts. I truly believe anything is possible with guidance and support. VESID may be helpful in placing you in a B job, but given your educational background and talents, I totally understand your concerns about a fit. There are other resources and options. Don't give up your dreams. Hold them out as your hope and remember that it's the Law of Accumulation that will get you there.
Well said Kayla! PBH- just keep taking baby steps forward and one day you will look around and be thrilled by how far you have come!
It helps me to put a babystep on my TODO list every day so that I keep my goals in front of me. Those babysteps add up!
You can do it, keep going!
As a fellow artist, I HEAR you. I am working a secondary job to pay the bills too. I have always had to take other jobs to support myself. What helps me with the secondary jobs is thinking of them as material for my art. If I have a nasty boss, he becomes a villain in a short. I think you just have to see the secondary jobs for what they are, secondary. They do not define you. Artists are born not made. It is in are DNA and no job can define that.