Crossroads

Crossroads, Adele, Macklemore, Chasing Pavements, Can't Hold Us

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!

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

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4 thoughts on “Crossroads

  1. You go girl! I don’t think all of us were meant to pick just one passion (I know I never could). You’re good at so many things, why stop now?
    I’ve not heard either of these songs but the lyrics of Adele’s song are reminding me vaguely of The Love Song of Alfred J Profrock, this classic poem by T S Elliot that I’m studying this year. You should definitely read it (if you haven’t already, I think you’ll like it) :)

    1. Don’t know why I saw this comment only now! Thanks for your support Magali! Means so, so, so, so much to me. I like you even much-er! (English going to the dawgs, don’t care; c’est okay.)

  2. Totally relate to the post. I could never pick one. I’ve been there – having to choose between a job (aka structure) versus doing my own thing (aka instability). My dad, being the great sage that he is told me one thing – pick something that you can do 24 hours a day. For me, it changed my life. I think there is so much guilt that we carry around because we think we are expected to do certain things like get a job etc. But that set me free. I’m grateful everyday for what I do, even though some days are a struggle. But blogging and baking is just what I was meant to do. If I had picked one, I’d have probably never gotten the chance to know. No doubts about you, though – the world is ready for you! You’re too talented xx

    P.S – Magali, if you’re reading this, where are you studying these poems? I’ve been dying to do some kind of literature course. Let me know!

    1. And reading your comment now, too! I guess I had my blinders on or something? Nope, just dumb! Thank you for that, it does make so much sense to me, too. Unfortunately, my parents don’t share the sentiment. They’re looking out for me but I can’t explain to them why love feels better than just raking up the $$$$. You know? This is a struggle. But I’m not complaining. It helps me in ways I can’t explain, and discover more about everything I’m interested in. This blog, has – to be dramatic, SAVED ME! From utmost peril. And darkness. :-)

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