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You do, or you make do. And I never wanted to settle. Living through perpetual rose-tinted glasses, I was always certain that to proclaim yourself an artist, you were required to throw caution to the wind, become the rebel, take risks and be reckless.
Dropping out of University was my first declaration of independence, the first symbol of my dedication to ARTLIFE, and this spiralled into the extreme when I ran away to New York and made an albeit pitiful living off of selling my art and writing.
The bohemian dream, right? As a writer I live for synonyms and the power of phrasing, and so on paper, it looked glorious. But the thing about artistry is, everyone glamorises this Kurt Cobain life of living for the art, but neglects to mention he was working as a janitor to make it happen.
Madonna worked at Dunkin Donuts in Times Square. Because the truth is, that nagging frustration that spurred me on to continue to take these risks was not drive or dedication at all. Laziness is the root of all evil.
We can blog our thoughts for a living, sell our art on etsy, get paid to travel the world and talk about it online, become popstars from our bedrooms - all incredible opportunities which have risen from social media.
But this is a dangerous lifestyle to preach, simply because we love to make it look so simple. We glamorise the story and omit the reality. Just like we love the idea that we can pick up a guitar for the first time and shred greater than Hendrix.
That we can quit our boring day jobs in a blaze of glory like Bridget Jones and fall right into a book deal. That we can start a youtube channel and be verified on Twitter within the month. Make some sacrifice for your art and you will be repaid, but ask of art to sacrifice herself for you and a bitter disappointment may come.
What I thought I was doing was reclaiming my destiny, standing up like a defiant beacon in a storm, waiting for the universe to spot me, reach down and scoop me up. I had done nothing except thrown my life away and ask Lady Fate to pick up the pieces and assemble it into something rich and beautiful.
And so after three months I returned home, jaded. And so a month after that, I did what I said I never would, and started a full-time Proper Job in the city.
You tried, and it failed.
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Plan B is better than no plan. But my pride still shook her head. Running away had meant a sacrifice of normality, but was coming back to a full time job in an industry sacrificing my artistic integrity? Working a full-time corporate city job which went against all my fiercely-held morals… was amazing.
From day one, the people I met were passionate, inspiring, innovative and driven by love over anything else to make good things happen. Each conversation was like an individual education, and only then did I realise how thirsty my mind had been this whole time.
But here, on the opposite end of the spectrum, the cool breeze of intellectuality and humility soothed my scorched mind like liquid peace, and all of my internal processes destroyed by the detonation of my ego began to slowly and surely reboot.
And I realised, for the first time in a very long time, I was being taught. I had no-one wiser who could teach me. Studying at an unfulfilling university then dropping out of said university was the right thing to do, but it had just left me feeling undereducated and uncultured.
But I was both student and teacher and you can only do so much work on yourself before you need outside stimulus to further grow. And it was only after my experience of going it alone, expecting it to work out and ending up failing that showed me that.
Except I thought I was sneaky enough and dedicated enough to hide that from the universe I was pleading my case to.
But choosing an education, choosing a job, choosing industry, does not have to mean you must sacrifice your artistry.
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