I love you. I really do. And not just because I'm obligated (because of that whole name thing) but because you are a source of joy, inspiration, and friendship to me.
Unfortunately, I have to tell you something: this isn't working out.
Wait, no, that's not right. This isn't GOING to work out. Easily. Or something like that.
My point, if I may be so blunt, is that I'm getting tired of the complaining. Every few months, another of our ranks succumbs to this whole "done with Youtube" mood swing that invariably passes in a matter of months. It's become routine to the point of annoying.
I get it. I've been there. Hell, I built a house and claimed the address of that location.
It's not easy to live on the cusp of greatness, and with every creative effort we put forth, that's where we continually plant our flags. Every video we make, every blog we write, every song we sing -- it's all to serve our creative drive. And what the hell is the point of creation if it can't be enjoyed by someone?I don't ignore this fact, and neither should you. It's not shameful, either. It's not dirty. We create so that others can enjoy it. We want our creations to be seen. Yeah, it's an addiction, but then again, so is breathing. And just like breathing, for most of us, if we stop creating we die.
To be creative is to live on the cusp of greatness. And in no universe is that easy. Because with the need to be seen and appreciated, accompanying that is the simple fact that this is our happiness and our dream is to live off of what makes us happy. And to know that the potential of greatness is forever right around the corner is agonizing.
But just because something is just out of reach doesn't mean we stop. We're creative. We invent. And we'll invent a new way to reach our goal. Because that's what we do.
It's not easy today and for all I know, it won't be easy tomorrow. For that matter, who the hell wants it to be easy? We're creative. We live for the challenge. And there is no greater challenge than success, so hunker down, settle in, and get ready for the long haul.
It's what we do.
And for those of us who have the luxury of calling this a hobby or just something to pass the time -- good for you. If I have no other choice on the matter, then yes, this is my hobby.
But if I cannot be creative today, then I'll die tomorrow.
This is no hobby by any stretch of the imagination. It's our way of life. And it is for those who are (un)fortunate enough to not have that unquenchable creative hunger in their gut to label what we do a mere hobby.
For everyone else, I salute and support you. For those who don't understand ... don't worry, it's not yours to understand.
With all the love you could never comprehend: stay creative, Krumbination.
The anguished musings of a jack-of-all trades creative professional based out of Longwood, Florida. Find out more about him here. You know, if that's your 'thing'.
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