There won’t ever be a time in your life when you won’t feel like you’re at life’s crossroads – at the point of no return… I mean, unless it is the day you stop trying or the day you die (I gotta testify, heh)! And this is how I’ve been feeling for the past couple of weeks. Truth be told, I’m happy to be feeling this way. Because for a long time now, I’ve been free, I have had the time to dream, illustrate, paint, read, write and so much more (even to do nothing, at all). I was at my beck and call, and I’ve loved every moment of it! But freedom is short-lived, it makes you content and lazy and you know, I’m not ready for the mountains yet, man. I like a crazy life, I live for its colour… I’ve always liked to juggle my time between varied interests! I’ve done it in the past with some success (suck, c’est?), more or less. Yeah, I think I’m ready to do it all over again. Juggle a writing job, illustrating on the side, having fun and all that blogging-in-between. Can I do it? Yes. I believe so. And dreams aren’t always free, are they? They come with a price. Sacrifice? Haha! Look at me, waxing all pep talk-ery.
If it helps, in some odd way, I’ve always been someone who likes very many things at a go, who would pick one passion and then conquer the rest that followed as they came and went. The truth is, you don’t have to pursue just one passion (e.g. I can’t ever choose between writing and illustrating). Like soul-mates, you will never have just one. Okay, I’ll shut up, but only if you promise to always listen to your heart! ^.^
P.S. Wouldn’t a mash-up of Adele’s Chasing Pavements and Macklemore’s Can’t Hold Us be ah-maaaahze-ing? If only the writers of the Glee show (Season 4 is sooo good, btw) made up one-eighth of the very few readers I have!
Artwork by Roanna Fernandes