If we are made in the image of God, and God was our first creator, then what are we?
The know-how of not allowing life to get in the way of your dreams is a power not often talked about, a practice that goes unnoticed. When discussing such a topic, the word balance comes up because as adults, we gain more responsibility. If our responsibilities aren’t handled, well, then life can become a bit chaotic. So, we find ways to prioritize our responsibilities, while finding joy in the things we love to do.
Being an adult will force you to comply with the norm, school prepares us for it. We learn to pass exams, rather than find joy in what we're learning, ask permission when we need to go to the restroom, and follow a routine - a system, with little to no input as to what we learn. I find it ironic that the same companies who build most of our public schools also build prisons, but that’s a topic for another time.
Joy for me comes when I create. When I’m able to share words that were floating in my head, scenarios of what ifs, and characters who form on paper. Or when I’m on stage reciting words that I turned into poetry., even writing this letter is giving me a joyous feeling and selling my books gives me a high that always feels like the first time.
What I’ve been doing is finding that balance. It’s no secret that being an entrepreneur costs and bringing in a consistent paycheck is needed when you’re starting out. I’m grateful for that consistency. However, I often beg the question, am I playing it smart or am I scared? Scared to let go of the consistency of income and put all my energy into my brand? If I am a woman of God, should I not believe that He will always catch me when I fall and lift me higher when I walk up the path of my dreams? My day job may be a part of this journey, and maybe I shouldn’t overthink.
As you can see dear reader, I’m in a battle.
My hope is that all creators, artists, and entrepreneurs who may be facing this same issue, is that we get to a point where doing what we love generates that consistent income, allowing us to live in abundance, and if you're like most who are still trying to figure it out, remember, Vera Wang didn't design her first dress until she was 40.
Here’s what I do know, what shall be, will always be, working on trusting the process.