life doesn’t have to be hard.
that uber profound statement is my new realization. I learned early that hard work was the most bestest ambition of all: the really great people were hard workers. and a creative life is unsuccessful and heartbreaking – only dead artists are worth any money. you can’t play all day and get anywhere in life. making stuff was a nice hobby, but . . . blah, blah, blah. well-intentioned but soul-crushing advice.
now I know that when things are easy, and everything flows – that’s when I am on the right path. doing what I was made to do. I’m learning to value the time I spend creating – I no longer allow myself to consider it a waste of time. it feeds every other aspect of my life. though it doesn’t pay the bills – yet – it does open my mind, fill my soul and feed my energy.
more “easy” in my life, please! that’s a sure path to happiness for me. and what’s more satisfying and “successful” than a happy life? since we spend the majority of our lives working to live, why not spend that time really living our work? and breathing life into work? and creating a worklife worth living? I, for one, am ready to change my definition of “work” from “hard” to “easy”.