Things have been slowly shifting for me as we come into the end of the year. I have a long term costuming gig lined up for the spring so the clock is ticking on my doing bridal alterations full-time, and this gig will open up more short-term freelance work in the future, and I am in talks for a design contract potentially at the start of the year… not what I envisioned originally but both will give me some flexibility in time with the family and hopefully set me up so I won’t have to work quite so hard the rest of the year so I can focus on my other creative projects. And both projects excite me and will be a challenge, something my brain really needs.
In the meantime, I have set some fairly audacious goals for the work I do here over the next couple of years. If our civilization doesn’t collapse in the meantime that is. Though I suppose I can always sing songs while fashioning clothing out of whatever is laying around and write and paint on decaying buildings with homemade pigments. It certainly is an interesting time to be alive, isn’t it?
The point is that life will open up possibilities for you, and you should follow them when you can. Nothing ever happens just as you imagine and it never comes as fast as I personally would like it to, but it unfolds in its own time and its own way, and there is a beauty in that.