Learning to be an Artist

“What you still need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon. Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.” -“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

It's astonishing to know that every step that I have taken have led me to this. I had spend the first 20 years of my life studying to be ... anything but an artist, though in all my quiet times I have always loved to write and illustrate my thoughts, it never occurred to me that it will be the very thing I would be doing for a living

Now at 25 I am starting it all from scratch. Everyone seems to be way ahead of me and honestly I am scared to fail. There is so much more at stake and not to mention the hefty college fees.

I am not sure if the choices I have made are right, all that I know is that one choice leads to another and as Robert Frost had right said in his famous poem "The Road not taken"

Two roads

diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

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