2020 feels like trying to build a house in a nonstop earthquake. Well, that sounds like the problem is Mother Nature. Perhaps it is more like trying to build a house while others run around with bulldozers, jackhammers, and wrecking balls. Or maybe it’s like building a house in the dark with no idea what the morning light will reveal. Is the house on a good road? What’s the neighborhood like? Is it even the kind of house you need?

My son is working on college applications and pondering his future. To help him decide on a major, he’s interviewed several people to learn about what they do. The other evening he said something about how we are both going through similar things–trying to figure out what we’re going to do with our lives.

It’s weird. When I was applying to college, my mom was also applying to college. She was trying to figure out what she wanted to do with the rest of her life and how to get there. I’m pretty sure my mom wouldn’t have expected me to be contemplating the same at this age. But here I am. The only thing I am certain of is that I do not want to go into debt to do whatever comes next. No, no, no.

And unlike my mom, I want to keep my day job. But those bulldozers, jackhammers, and wrecking balls are out there making a mess of the landscape, so…new things may need to be built.

In the meantime, support an artist! Here’s my Etsy shop: WordsAreArtStudio.
There’s RedBubble too.

I hope you are well and safe and that whatever you’re building is just right!

Thanks for reading.

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