Today marks Cozy Reverie's 5th Blogiversary!
Want to take a walk down memory lane? My first post was in 2013, then 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
5 years is quite the achievement for a creative scatterbrain like me, but something just felt off this year. There is a bittersweet feeling to it. I started this blog for fun, but it seems like the blogging world has drastically changed in the past 5 years. Blogging has become a huge force in the marketing realm, but that isn't quite why I started this blog. For the past few months, I have felt a bit out of sorts and I think I finally figured out why.
Remember this post about following your dreams?
I haven't forgotten about that, even if I did write it almost two years ago. Acting has always felt like this goal that is so far from my reach, and I am constantly finding excuses to not go for it. Practicality tends to lead me back down to Earth, but I'm not wired to keep my feet on the ground for too long. But how do I make this happen? I bet every actor would love to know that answer.
For the past 5 years, I have striven to become a full-time illustrator. This was mainly to be able to have the flexible work hours for my boys. However, if I am to pursue acting, then working from home would be the ideal situation. It is now 100% my goal for this year. I can't help but feel a bit selfish to want an unpredictable income just to have the freedom to pursue another unpredictable career. Common sense tells me "this is a disaster waiting to happen".
But life is so short. How can I live the rest of my life with "what if?" All a girl can do is try, right? :)
So this is me taking a step away from the blog for a while. The time I spent creating content for the blog will now be spent working on my shops in hopes of reaching my goal of working from home. I will also spend more time on my Patreon page, so if you are big fans of the behind-the-scenes of my art, I would love for you to consider becoming a patron! This isn't goodbye AT ALL. This is just about narrowing my focus and a much needed break from the overwhelm. After all, I am a scatterbrain, so the less I have on my plate, the better.
Thank you so much for reading and supporting this crazy decision of mine! Wish me luck! Feel free t follow along on Instagram for all the latest!
Is there a dream you've always had, but you haven't taken the first step yet? What would it take for you to make the jump? Tell me in the comments below!
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I draw, make, and occasionally tell a story.