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So, yesterday was the 5th time since June that I’ve been cheated and swindled from commitments I’ve made with others. Cheated & swindled out of my valuable time. Putting classes together, putting shows together all takes a lot of time. Plus setting aside the time to actually do the class or hang the show. Not to mention the other opportunities missed because of the commitment I’ve made to another. I’m hoping it’s nothing personal – and I hear it’s happened to others by the same organizations. But, I’m tired. Tired of stepping up and being professional just to have people back out the day of the event or even stop events midstream. Tired of really taking something seriously, and the other party taking it lightly. Tired of not mattering. Tired of it.
I turned a certain age this year and all of a sudden I felt like my time was even more valuable than it was before, which I always thought was the greatest asset we have as humans. Every moment has to count now – life is so short and so valuable. If I’m going to be in an industry that just squanders it, I’m not sure I want to be part of it anymore.
I deserve to be treated better. We all do. A lot of things make me happy, maybe I should be doing some of those things instead?
Here’s a list of stuff I could have been doing that I put aside so I could either teach or have shows (that went no where after they were in motion)…
1. Spend time with Family & Friends
2. Travel – even just around my state
3. Go Hiking – farther than the trails out back
4. I’d like to learn how to sail!
5. Working on house projects – I really enjoy keeping house and have many projects on the back burner
8. Reading a good book. When was the last time I finished a novel and not a “how to something related to art or marketing book”?
9. Cook better. This has really taken a back seat. Yesterday I made a lovely dinner – started cooking with winter root veggies and was delighted with the results. Delighted.
10. Make Art!
12. Boy, the possibilities are really endless.
I always felt one of my talents were in making things. Making artwork. Creating and building on ideas. Making pretty things. But, I can’t force other people to meet their commitments and if I stick around and continue to think people are interested in doing that – I think I would be kidding myself and wasting my life away. I want to look back on my life and be happy with my choices and the things I did with the time I was given.
So, on that note, I’m taking a little break from teaching and am considering some other venue options for 2012.
“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Charles Darwin (well, maybe that’s a little extreme)
😉 Thanks for your time! Enjoy your day!