Good points to consider as well as how to know when you’ve made it far enough to make the jump.
In Jan of 2008 I left my last ever regular job (rock climbing instructor – not kidding), screwed my courage to the sticking place, and began making my way as an independent artist.
I made art, and I put it out into the world. I played live, and worked hard to find my community. I tried a great many things; succeeding in some and failing miserably in others. When I stumbled or fell (which was often) I got up, did my best to extract whatever learning I could from the misstep, and kept moving forward.
Over time, inching ever onward like a pathologically relentless turtle, and in amongst the constant hustle of making sure I had enough money to: eat, pay rent, and do other human things, I slowly, slowly, slowly learned how better to do this crazy job.
Recently I went for coffee with a friend who is thinking of…
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