This is just a short life update. I am still planning on sitting down and writing a post about everything that has been going on with me lately, but that one in particular is going to take a couple of hours to write. Please bear with me until I can find the time!
I’m actually pretty close to being partnered on Twitch. I have over 50 followers, so all I need to do now is start streaming on a more regular basis, and I could be partnered within the next couple of months. That could mean I might be able to bring in a little bit of money each month. It wouldn’t be much, but it would definitely make me feel better about not being able to bring in a real paycheck.
So far, the people who like to hang out on my streams have been awesome. ❤️ It feels pretty promising. My art is not professional by any means, but people seem to like it. I’ve been getting a lot of requests to take commissions lately.
First, I need to get the house cleaned up and organized. It’s not a dump, but it has been slipping since I’ve been sick, so it’s going to take some time to catch up. Once that is done, I need to finish a painting commission that I have been really stressing over completing (it was a big project, and I think I overwhelmed myself with it a little bit haha), and that should be all I need to do before I can really allow myself to put in the time and energy to setting an actual streaming schedule and make plans to take digital art commissions.
I would also like to set aside a little bit of time to take some art classes.
I have to be careful not to make myself sick doing too much, but I have the ambitions of a vigorously healthy person. I’m not very good at being chronically ill. 😂 If I don’t allow myself to try and act on a dream once in a while, I start to feel useless and depressed. I know there are risks when I go beyond my limit, but Todd Snider has a really good line in his song “Too Soon to Tell”;
“There’s only one way to know how far is just far enough. You have to go a little too far, and then back up.”
That pretty much sums up how I feel about it. I know there is a risk to pushing myslef too hard, but the risk of never trying is far greater.