Saturday, July 23, 2011

When to Throw in The Towel?

A question every struggling artist eventually asks themselves when things aren’t exactly working out is, “When do I throw in the towel, when do I give up?” I’ve asked myself this very question many times over the years and my response as always been, “never. I’m never giving up. I’m going to do this or continue trying to do this till the day I die.” Well, after a decade of struggle and now being no better off financially than I was then (actually including debt, I’m a lot worse off), my resolve is slipping. I watch friends and acquaintances excel in other careers and start families, and I can’t help but wonder where I’d be today if I had chosen a more traditional path after college. Instead, I sit here today, broke, single, questioning my ability as an artist and wondering if I’ll receive a 3 month late editing payment in order to pay this months rent on time.  

I’m not quite ready to pack it in, but for the 1st time ever, I’m seriously questioning the path I’ve chosen.


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