Extension of Myself
It’s funny after so many years, that I would find myself creating again. In my youth writing and performing were just second nature. But with the responsibilities of a family and my subsequent mental breakdown, I abandoned art. It has only been in the last few years that I have actually gone public again with my work. Art has become my release, writing and photography have now become an extension of myself.
Hardly a day goes by that I'm not snapping a pic or jotting down a line. Since going “social”, I’ve befriended a lot of other artist working in different mediums. Some are painters, others are photographers, I’ve even befriended a few musicians along the way. Each of us doing battle with that thing that burns deep inside, that need to create.
Unlike many of my peers, I am totally untrained. I majored in System Analysis and Networking, then went on to earn an MBA. Who knew I would end up back at my roots? Doing the very thing I did hidden in my room with a notebook and a pencil. Jotting down scared thoughts for no one but myself.
So where do we go from here? I for one, haven’t the slightest clue. All I know is I’m happy and more at peace with myself then… well ever. My point here isn’t to tell you to quit your “day gig”. We each have our own level of comfort to keep. All I’m saying is don’t let your dreams or desires die. Because at some point little pieces of you will die, when you abandon the thing you truly love.
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