In 3 days, I will be in the road, in my car and heading for New Mexico for my very first artist residency. I’m not sure why I haven’t ever gone to an artist residency before. It seems kind of silly, really, that I haven’t. There are various reasons that I could manage to muster … excuses probably more like it … but if I look back, I think that I thought I wouldn’t get into one. I didn’t want to face the possibility of rejection.
Ok, so THAT is the first thing that is going to change in my quest for transformation.
Embracing rejection. It is what is going to happen as I forge ahead. It can’t possibly matter if someone says “NO” to anything…. I’m just gonna keep asking, keep applying and keep working with other artists.. Keep trying to act and make and create and think and write and paint…. And getting stuff out there.
Getting everything ready is hard… Time consuming, but I am planning to come back in May. Having everything left behind well will allow me to come home to my life without chaos.
I could do without the chaos.
Alright then! 3 days and counting.