The Struggling Artist’s Guide to Life

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I spent most of my life thinking that a creative life wasn’t a practical one. After all, if I told an adult about my artistic dreams, I was automatically advised to choose a back-up plan for when my dream didn’t quite work out. Even when the words were encouraging, there was an undertone of disbelief. I learned very early that artistic jobs weren’t real jobs.