Be careful what you wish for
There is a saying “Be careful what you wish, because you might just get it.” It means that your wish fulfilled might not be everything you thought it would be. What if it’s your dream? Do you even care about getting the negative side if it’s your dream and passion?
I have heard some artists who have been established for some time complain that being a fulltime artist isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. That it’s work, that those artists working toward being a fulltime artist won’t want it if they had it. They complain about the negative much of the time.
In my opinion they have forgotten the dream. For myself, I’m still working for the dream. I would much rather have the problems of working as a fulltime artist, than spending the hours I put in at my day job, just to pursue my art. They have forgotten the struggle or were lucky enough not to have to. The struggle of working a 9 to 5 that drains your energy, wastes your time, is the sacrifice they put in to have that dream job. They say being a fulltime artist is work; that they just don’t get to make art all day. My response is usually, “What did you think it would be?” I would much rather do the extra work as a fulltime artist, than work a 9 to 5 where there is no way up, that makes you miserable. All I’m saying is that if your career as an artist has taken off to the point where it is all you do, be thankful that the work that you have put in paid off, and if you’re not thankful/happy, maybe it’s not what you should be doing.