Thoughts. He is pessimistic and disagrees on the amount of time I took to obtain an academic post. He argues that I should have been more realistic instead of being part-timing in New York City. When I took time two years ago, to go to the College Art Association Conference, he praised my decision as a step towards a rational life style.
In my new lucid life, every week I spend a few hours studying. I think about the thousands of Fine Arts graduates originally imagining their life as artists, searching for academic jobs and ending up having to negotiate their ideals. Every year, I see artists going into public schools, museums, non-profit organizations, computer design and sales jobs, to name a few.
Is compromising part of life?