Jul 252012

A favorite objection for not creating is the interference caused by the normal everyday world.

Everything from working the “real” day job to keeping the bills paid, the kids fed and the spouse happy will pressure the artist, and the idea of suspending the dream seems a viable alternative (interesting we always say “putting it on hold,” never “giving it up”).

Before considering that step, keep in mind that using your gift may be the safe harbor, the one bit of sanity in a crazy world.