I am constantly amazed at how much work goes into my work...
I was at a conference kind of thing the other morning for non-profit management (exciting I know) and the woman at the podium was talking about the fact that she had made a great change in her life. And she was now pursuing her passion. And she talked about the challenge of finding that passion. She had a very hard time figuring out what her passion was--until she phrased it like this “what would I do as a job- even if no one paid me”?
Well Hell- I guess the answer is you’d be an artist! Because hell if I haven’t been working for free ever since I did my first play at the age of 7. And I am one of the lucky ones- at least I spend my days in service of my art as well- if in a different fashion.
Anyhow- after a long day of filling in numbers on a DCA grant for funding at work, I came home- tucked in my kid and sat down for a 3 hour budgeting session with my pet project...
I am following my passion, right?
I am, and it is exhilarating to sit down at 8PM and not pick up your head until 11, because you are so driven by the love of the project.
But sometimes- it really just makes for a long day.
on a side note- in case you were curious- the woman on the podium left her job to become a voice over artist- her passion is books on tape...