There Is No “Right Way” To Be a Working Creative

I have returned on YouTube with a new, short video. This time, it’s all about why there is no “right way” to be creative.

Here’s the thing – we know the starving artist stereotype. And we know the stereotype of the “sell-out” artist. So I hope that this video with my thoughts on the matter helps give a little clarity.

At the very least, you’ll know this: what works for one person doesn’t always work for another.

It’s actually hilarious that I finished this video, in which I mention having a full-time office job. Because I just turned in my notice. My last day at this office is June 30.

After that? I’m returning to being a full-time creative.

I’m doing this for my own health – the office was (and is) hugely transphobic, the HR department is shit, there are no benefits, and the job no longer serves me. The place is awful, and I can earn my living through other means.

Like Ko-Fi, commissions, and the Fan Clubs (shameless plugs).

Honestly, this works for me. Quitting a day job may not be the thing for you right now. And if you’re unable to do so, man do I get that HARD. I wasn’t able to quit this one until recently. So I get it. Hang in there, my dude-erinos.

I hope you found this video useful in some way.

Thanks for watching!

You. Are. Awesome.