I am a renaissance girl at heart. I love the clothes. I love the myths of dragons and unicorns woven into tapestries. I love the burgeoning intelligence of a race that has yet to reach its potential and has high hopes of getting there.
This is the heart of my problem. I’m a renaissance girl. I love art. I love film. I love a good 3,000 page novel and I love the free poetry book deposited into my hands in Venice. (C’est California, ce n’est pas Italie). I love practicing French, just to see how many words I remember. I love theatre and Rodin’s sculptures and the performance art of Pina Bausch.
I love my job at a coffee-house, despite the random crazy and rude, and sometimes crazy rude, customers. I love learning about the coffee farming and cultivation process. I love learning about sales and marketing goals and how the world of business works.
But with everything I love, I find it hard to excel at any ONE thing.
When do I find time to watch the endless amount of 80’s films that I consume as well as find time to produce the audiovisual elements of my electronic narrative? When do I finish my acrylic paintings and learn how to use my new glass etching paints? How do I learn to balance the intake of artistic information, while supplying a steady outpour of it, while managing to pay bills on time and still find time to dream?
If you have any answers, feel free to post.