Wealth is absolutely personal, and it’s up to you to define it. To me, wealth is time, freedom and creativity. It means being able to wake up whenever I want and enjoy a slow morning, to take a nap after lunch, to indulge in a long walk in the sunshine with Mr. Brinkley, to meet a friend for coffee, and to pack my red suitcase and take off for my next adventure without owing anybody an explanation or, God forbid, asking for permission.
Recently, I have found myself in a very special space, that I personally called “accelerated expansion”. I have so many new ideas that I can’t write fast enough to put them down on paper. And I’ve been extremely sensitive to those things that don’t make me happy anymore. It feels like my body is cooperating with my soul, making it physically very difficult to do everything that may be called joyless.
Can you really make the living by doing what you feel called to do? Or do you feel it’s a beautiful dream, but only a dream, after all? The good news is that you absolutely can be a full time artist. The bad news is that there’s one very important condition: You can be a full-time artist if you believe you can.