I've been slowly recognizing this I think, though it doesn't seem quite real.
Travelling is something I want to do...but I guess I never knew where I wanted to go, at least not having a totally passionate NEED to go anywhere in particular. Melbourne has everything I need as far as support for being an artist. It's quite a unique city in that respect.
I like the idea of having a few different things to fall back on if I do travel...not just settling for being a waitress. I've always loved languages, so teaching english did feel like it was something that would suit me at the time...though I'm not so passionate about it now.
I'm pretty sure I could teach english freelance without having to finish the course, though the TESOL name would allow me to find work easily and an apartment when I do travel...I just don't enjoy feeling like I HAVE to go because my father is always pushing me to. That would ruin the experience for me if I went for that reason.
I want to WANT to travel for me, and I will when I'm ready. I want to make the most of the travel discounts while I have them...as it's a great opportunity.
And as far as the housing situation goes, I've been in a great set up for a while, it's just that I feel like the time has come to move out, like when you've been in a place for long enough and the feeling for it just is gone one day...that's how it is for me now.
I have been looking for a new place...as that is what my feeling has been...but it takes time to find the right place. I have an idea of what I want.
Yes, I do have an abundance of resources at my fingertips for how to proceed with the art sales. It's taken me a long time to embrace the internet, as I was never much of a computer person and don't really want to always be on a computer. I have a good friend here who sells her art and has lived here for a lot longer than me, so she knows the ropes pretty well...I can ask her to help me as well.
Originally Posted by ssandra
couldn't agree more
Seems like traveling is your fathers goal.
Seems like teaching English is some self imposed pressure because of the course you took.
Seems like all you want to do is just PAINT!
And the universe has given you everything you need to just do that... a regular job to support you until you make enough money to live of painting... a job with enough freedom so you have plenty of time to paint...
A forum with wonderful business people that can give you advice on how to sell your paintings (sent a PM to Brendanzz, he's pretty successful in selling his paintings).
When you do what your passion is (painting) everything else just falls into place. And it seems that in your situation, everything already is in it's place and the universe is just waiting for you to wake up, and see how perfect your life actually is right now....