Well, I'm usually the first person to say "go for it! Follow your dreams!" but from what you've said, it sounds like there are some other circumstances and responsibilities that you'd have to deal with first I know it's really hard to balance work and following your passion but maybe you could try taking online or night classes for a while? You might also try doing your art on the weekends so you're not so tired. I really wish I could say more to help you out but I really don't know what else to say. I wouldn't leave my secure job right away but maybe you could after you get a degree or find something that pays as well but gives more freedom for you to work on art... IDK?
hi, thank you so much for your advice I really appreciate it yup, I usually do art on weekend, but I feel like the time still isn't enough. Altough it's hard, I'll keep trying to balance both of them like finding a new job or making own business, which will give me more freedom to make art, though. I wish in my country, online classes is available.. if it's, it would be so great!
Nila dear! I had a similar experience! I wanna cry *hugs* You know, i loved art too---so much that even if I didn't graduate from an art school I had decided to try to work as an admin assistant in my dream animation school and left my job as an admin & finance assistant in a nice company with the nice pay. I failed dear, I was unable to go to the animation school I wanted to work for because I had to do a turn-over of my work to the new employee replacing me on my previous job...it was a sad experience and you know I also had parents to support and other siblings I need to help send to school. Good thing I was able to find a job back again as an admin..sad to say I was unable to get to my art dream..but art dream will always be alive in me My advise is that make sure you have a secure job offer before you leave your job. I know how hard it is dear (yep, my country is just near your country waaaaah) but you must always try to balance things especially for your family. We all have things to do but try your best to keep drawing. You're a very talented artist dear, I know you didn't draw for the fame, or for the money but because you really loved art. Don't be disheartened. Never Give Up! Try to find an animation studio that can give you training on animation at the same time can give you the salary you need. Cheers and goodluck! I believe in you dear!!!
Hi Aldine dear, aww, let's cry together.. *give you tight hug* I'm sorry to hear that, dear.. but gladly you could find a job again as a admin. I just notice we have a lot of similarities. our age, administrative background (I'm majoring business administration, btw) even our countries conditions are close to each other, hehe.. thank you so much for your great advice yup, I'll keep try balancing passion and family need then. My current office right now is facing very serious problems on financial and credibility matters. I need to look for another job or prepare myself to start small business. -which'll give me more flexible time- And good luck to you too, dear. I hope someday you could reach your dream to work on animation school. let's never give up
Hi Nila! *hugs* waaaah We have the same course *cries* My course is also Business Administration major in Management, yes and our age (hahaha though I thought I'm older than you waaah) Your very welcome, I'm so happy for you because you were able to draw really nice though you didn't finish an art course, I'm so proud of you!! Awwww try your best to find a job before your company goes bankrupt or anything worse happens jobstreet.com has many job openings! Yep! lets never give up!
Awwww Nila dear, I had a similar experience I loved art much too...I left my stable job as an admin and finance assistant in a nice company so I can work as an admin assistant in an animation company but horribly failed. Then I had so much financial problems after that I had to support my family too thats why I decided to come back to my admin job after a couple of months even though I had promised myself I'll chase after my art dream. It was sad but I decided that my family matters more, I decided to work back in the admin department and now I have a steady-paying job. My advice is that before you leave your current job, make sure that you have a next job that is secure. Do not leave your current job while you have not found a sure job to replace it. I hope this helps. If you can't do anime artworks full time still try to do it part time. I hope for your success Nila, and I wish you luck. Never Give up! and oh we're the same age ahahaha
hmmm, sama seperti yg sy rasakan sekarang rasanya sy sudah menghabiskan banyak waktu untuk kerja ketimbang mengasah ilmu dan berlatih, apalagi waktu melihat inbox yang berisi gambar teman" yang sekarang tambah amazing, dalam hati mikir, "kapan ya saya punya waktu untuk practice" atau "pengen deh kerja kayak begitu, kapan ya, tapi sayang bt ninggalin kerjaan sekarang yang prospeknya meyakinkan", so sampai sekarang saya masih stuk di sini" saja, gallery terbengkalai, dll
terkadang kenyataan tidak seusuai dengan apa yg diimpikan,tpi tidak ada salahnya untuk terus ngejar mimpi *_* coz our dream is in our hand, and we try to make it, and God make it real! *_*
Mbak Devi aja yang uda dewi mikir bgitu... apalagi saya.. *terpuruk* that's totally right. suka sakit hati ngeliat gambar tmen2 yg uda improve jauuh bner. seketika langsung timbul niat buat ikut ngejar... eh waktunya ngga ada.. dan ini juga scara nggak langsung berdampak ke kerjaan kantorku, jadi ogah-ogahan terus ngelaksanain tugas. nggak ada yang fokus jadinya. huhu.. tapi saya akan tetap berjuang menyeimbangkan keduanya (passion and money), karena saya orang maruk wahahaha Yang penting, it doesn't matter if you lose your way sometimes, just don't lose sight of what you've decided, right. thank you for sharing,