New Year, No Limitations

Miller Beach
I took this photograph at Miller Beach in Indiana. I find this part of Lake Michigan to be less traveled in comparison but being there, at that moment, was exactly what I needed. The view was beyond alluring to me and though I know that it is just a lake; I sat at the edge where the water and sand met believing that the lake had no end and dreaming of a life without limitations.

9 days into 2020 and it still hasn’t hit me. Yes, it’s a new year but I’m proud to say that I’ve been actively working towards my goals well before 2020 was a thought. I’ve come into this new year calm but more focused, ready for what the year has for me yet patient.

I don’t know exactly what this year means for me or what’s to come but I know I’m exactly where I need to be. I think any artist has fears of the future and their place in this world. It has always been a fight for artists of all kinds. The world often sees us as unpredictable and unstable, and to deviate from traditional measures of working is irresponsible.

In a world full of artists, there feels to be 3x as more “9-to-5ers”. To be honest, though, we need people who are passionate about climbing the corporate ladder or just those who desire to have a position in the corporate world period just as much as we need artists. But what I’m saying is that the uncertainty for artists can, in fact, be scary when it still isn’t a norm.

My point in saying all of this is that this year I am quieting my fears about all of that. I know who I am and what I want at this moment. More importantly, I know for a fact that I can will accomplish everything that I sat out to do regardless of what naysayers may think. I realize that people and things only have as much power as you give them and I guess if anything, that is what I want to remind myself for this year.