Here we are, in uncertain times, times which already struck for me shortly before the virus swept in, full swing, to our country’s workforce. But uncertain times are challenges, not necessarily the end of everything. I don’t know about you, but right now I’m still finding myself to be pretty excited about the future and looking forward to the new things that are to come for me. And of course, I’m making plans.
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I set up my Patreon profile a few months ago, back when I was traveling in New York and then Alaska. Things felt a little frustrating then, as if I was in exile from my life, and I needed some hope and inspiration. Plus I was holed up with one of my best friends who always inspires me and gets me excited about creating! When we were there, I had things in the works that I wanted to look forward to and get help with. Now, with everyone I know in quarantine here at home, I can’t help but notice that the times are similar to what I felt during that month of isolation which wasn’t so very long ago. For me, the feelings that are coming to the forefront are those of hope and excitement about the opportunities that these troubled times will bring, not just at a personal level, but at a national one.
Yesterday a friend and I chatted about what life-after-coronavirus might be like, how this situation will highlight even more systemic issues in our government that will need to be addressed and changed after the event. I think workplaces will make changes, markets will make changes, businesses will diversify, and more, to make sure that they are able to stay afloat in times like these, times which are inevitabilities.
And on a more personal level, I too am thinking about ways I can diversify my talents and work. But even more than that, I’m thinking that life has knocked me down a few too many times in the past few months (even years!) and I have not answered its challenge. Now, I will.
Making plans for the future
I’ve set up my Patreon profile and I’m asking for supporters even though beside so many artistic and inspiring friends, I feel unworthy. The truth is, these artists and creatives in my life have been inspiring to me and provided me with the much-needed push that has made me want more for myself.
I want to share some of the things I’ve been working on, but I’m going to encourage you to check out Patreon to see them. I stand by the belief that you shouldn’t announce all of your plans to the public, but then again, I am quite a secretive person at times, I’ve been told. (I usually just refer to it as “thinking deeply” but, we can call it secretive if you want.)
Meanwhile, I do also encourage you to follow and support some of my favorite artists who are out there working hard already. Please feel free to check out my profile too to learn more about what I’m working on and how you can help me make it happen.
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