It’s enabled me to design a life that works for me and my needs. I appreciate that this isn’t always feasible straight off, but I believe it’s truly about striving towards a version that will work for you – even if it only marginally improves each time. It’s all progress that accumulates over time, after all. So, for instance, I know that I have strong concentration and work in a way that is very focused and intense. It means that in around four hours, I’ve completed a whole day’s worth of work (I don’t get easily distracted). But I’m also tired afterwards and I need to recuperate. Consequently, being self-employed and having command of my time works really well. I also have excellent organisational skills, so I can plan my work very well, which makes me super-efficient. Plus, I’m passionate and motivated about my art, so I’m always striving to do more and to make it a success, as much as possible.
You may ask why I am also employed if working for myself is so great?