Sometimes when you witness someone, truly in their element, doing the thing they were born to do, it’s electric. You can see the fire in their eyes, the unbridled passion with which they immerse themselves in their art. When they stand there, lost in the moment, you understand without a shadow of a doubt: This is their thing.
Isn’t that something we all yearn for? To discover our thing?
For all the creatives out there, I’ve been ruminating on a concept that’s so intrinsically tied to our identities: YOUR THING. It’s that sweet spot where passion intersects with purpose. It’s about not just what you do but who you’re becoming in the process.
But here’s the hard truth: the world isn’t exactly tailored to help you find or pursue YOUR THING. In the vast landscape of occupations, most jobs are not crafted around your unique combination of talent and passion. They’re structured to churn out profits, not dreams. Which means, the search for a fulfilling career can often lead to a maze of cookie-cutter roles that might pay the bills but leave the soul parched.
Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s no shame in working a job that provides for you. Yet, can we talk about that nagging feeling? That little voice that whispers, “Is this it? Is this all there is to life?”
Because darling, if there’s a part of you that craves more, a part of you that feels that itch of discontent, then perhaps, it’s your soul yearning to dance.
Too many of us suppress that inner voice. We label our passions as ‘frivolous’ or ‘impractical’. We allow our dreams to be sidelined, burying them under layers of ‘shoulds’ and ‘musts’. But, at the back of our minds, the itch remains, the whisper turns into a roar, and our soul? It grows restless.
That said, here’s a little heart-to-heart from Laura: Your art is not frivolous. It’s essential. It’s what sets you apart, what makes your heart race, and what can inspire others.
It’s all well and good to get swept away in the romantic notion of pursuing art, but how do you navigate the logistics? How do you turn passion into profit? The answer lies in our digital age. Thanks to the internet, the world is at our fingertips. Gone are the days where artists are confined to their immediate surroundings. Now, you have a global stage, a vast audience waiting to be tapped into.
Your art, whatever form it takes, has an audience. There’s a niche, a demand, and all you need to do is step up and provide the supply.
Your art can be your legacy. It can be the ripple that creates waves of inspiration. So, to every Paolo out there, who’s on the verge of sidelining their dream: don’t. Your art matters, not just to you, but to the world.
So, go on. Paint, write, dance, sing, create. Dive deep into your passion and watch how it not only transforms your life but also touches the souls of those around you.
In a world teeming with mundane routines, your art is the beacon of hope, the touch of magic, the very essence of what makes us human.
Embrace it. Celebrate it. Cherish it. Because darling, your art is anything but frivolous. It’s a lifeline.
PS – Want to learn more about starting a profitable creative business? That’s what we do here!
Hat tip to the middle finger project for the idea!
Creativity is my passion. I love helping artists and writers to develop their unique voice and gifts! I write and organize guest posts, and research useful content and articles for Creativindie, with an eye on SEO and boosting traffic. I focus mostly on arts, crafts and graphic design.