They know I am creative, but they wonder... There is something inside of me, that says, do it anyway...keep at it, no matter what, don't give up. I think my family would prefer, I go back to
work and do something traditional, not trend down this path. I think being traditional probably ended for me, when I was 14. I didn't always follow my peers, I marched to a different drum. I would hear, what do you want to do that for? I would of never thought of that, etc. I should be use to this view, but for some reason, living in this environment is different. It is a constant battle to find, make, time to do what I crave.
I do think it is worth it, but it is a difficult path, whether you have a ton of support or not. I have worn many hats and now, want to try a few more. The hardest part for me is to truly listen to my soul, when others start to doubt you and your intentions. You have to carry on and do it anyway, make time, if you don't make, write, or create what your soul is wanting, then it won't exist. You need to submit your work, send items in and be brave...what is the worst that can happen. I think not creating, not putting the good, bad and ugly out there is worse. Our mind needs to listen and face the music of our soul. "What if the fatal wound, the one from which we never recover is regret?"~Sarah Ban Breathnach