Well, I have one more semester in my undergraduate college career and the future is fast approaching. I have known for a while now that I want to be a lawyer. It is difficult to describe how I have come to that conclusion, but I know that's my "calling". It's been such a refreshing experience to have purpose in life. The uncertainties of life scare me more than anything in the physical realm so it has been liberating to narrow in on my career. I've always been torn between so many talents & life desires and this glimpse of certainty has actually made me a better artist. Sometimes I felt as if I needed to practice-- I needed to draw as a fail-safe for a failing business career. But I don't feel that way at all any more! Knowing what career I'm meant to have has allowed me to be set free by art. I can do it now out of pure enjoyment. I have been improving for myself, not for anyone else.
I am now more certain than ever that the law is my calling, as I received acceptance from two of the four schools I applied to this week: UMKC & KU! It will be bitter sweet to leave the school that now feels like home in May, but I couldn't be more excited about my legal career and future.
I am also excited to see how much more I can improve with my art in the next years! I am a lot less discouraged by those around me who are improving at an accelerated pace. I am truly satisified with my personal art journey and have enjoyed seeing myself grow. I try to take into consideration that this is my hobby and I am doing the best with the free time I do have for it. I just did a Draw Again Challenge and am very encouraged by the progress I've made: Imagine if I had given up on art at 16!
Thanks for coming alongside of me on this journey!
P.S. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas & New Years! Don't forget the reason for the season