Whirling. I only need that one word to describe my life right now. At first I thought it was like the spin cycle of the washer, but now I know what it is.
I am inside a magic 8 Ball. I am that object inside that floats about as the ball shakes, whirling and twirling and waiting to settle on an answer. My life’s direction has so many possibilities.
Should I keep this current job for its stable income and suffer through the stress?
All signs point to No.
Should I quit my job?
Should I find a new job?
It is unclear.
Should I do something I enjoy every day?
Without a doubt.
Can I make money from doing something I enjoy?
OK Magic 8 Ball. I always take important life changing advice from my gimmicky toys, so in just a few more days, I will be free from the life-sucking, parasitic job that was consuming me. I now have more options open to me than I ever knew about in college. I clearly see so many paths laid out before me. I’m not going to go running down any one path just yet. Instead I plan to take the first steps down a few of them and see what happens. I am going to go far enough to say I have actually explored that path, not just a few tentative baby steps. I mean I am going to leap and climb and work and see if that path feels right or will go where I want. Actually I plan to travel a few paths simultaneously, so I guess my metaphor died. It’s more like an octopus with a fishy snack in each tentacle – but I am super creeped out by octopi and tentacles, so I’m not comparing my life to that either.
Paths to explore (fishy snacks to try):
fine art, produce framed art and prints
gift art, produce cute, quick items with hand-painted embellishments
folk art, paint on anything – rusty saws, log sections, slate
illustrations, submit drawings for books or magazines
public art, submit proposals
blogging, write professional blog posts for corporations, institutions
magazines, submit articles
books, submit or self-publish
poetry, greeting cards
research, technical writing and data analysis
Boring, yet reliable: