Over the last week I received a few DMs asking me about how one should start with whatever one wishes to do. It is hard for somebody to know where you are in life, in your skill set, finances, and it is not something a stranger could truly give advise on, in a way that is actually pertaining to your situation, so I find this a tough one. But I will attempt to simply share some of my thoughts which may or may not be applicable to everybody.
In my opinion, the answer to ‘How to start?’ is, just start.
If you want to be an artist make art, if you want to be a dancer, dance, if you want to be an actor, act. Find places where you are able to do the things you wish to do. Join an art school, find a dance troupe or a theatre to perform at. Find people who do similar things, learn from them and teach them. You don’t have to have somebody tell you who you are, you can be it by doing it. Also think of your life and if you want to make money from your passion or just pursue it as a hobby. Neither is a wrong answer, only you know your circumstances and limitations of what you can and cannot do. (At least at this very moment) So if you are unable to overcome those limitations, work with them and be determined to make the best of them. If you do wish to pursue your passion as a career read about it everywhere. Use the Internet and read, read, read. Google every doubt that crosses your mind, learn everything you can and then apply it. Form your own learnings and learn to apply them too. Learn from your mistakes and be open to unlearning whatever you need to as time passes. Be creative not just in your craft but with how you approach your life, as there are no fixed paths. If you decide to pursue your passion as a hobby, remember to do it, make time for it and enjoy it. ^_^
I am an artist so I make something daily either visually or through words. Here is something soothing I created from my Flowers For series. ————————————————————————
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