Good evening, I've been meaning to ask this question for such a longest time. I hope I don't give off the impression of being emo or whiney.
I'm just looking for some answers. Hopefully I'll be able to fully express my thoughts in this post. And thank you for reading.
I've always wanted to draw and create for a living. But because of life and responsibilities and working a 9-5 (including overtime). I find it extremely difficult to come home and devote 15 hours on weekdays and maybe 5 hours on weekends of drawing everyday. (I know those hours are not enough). And I cant really stay up to late because i need to conserve energy to be able to work in the office. (Health isnt up to par)
Its gotten to the point that I struggle to daily tasks. as soon as I get home because I'm so mentally and physically drained. Art is on the mind but survival and trying to get through the next day is first.
I wanted to know how many of you guys here are currently holding a 9-5 in one field that is totally the opposite of art/drawing and working on trying to improve on their art. How are you able to maintain a balance or dedicate time with practicing on your craft and dealing with daily life.
From what I observe here, people make the time to draw. But they're able to make the time because they dont has any many "important responsibilities"
Some people suggested, that I quit my job. But I cant because I'm in debt especially student loan debt and its not financially wise. Others think its impossible to balance the two and I have to choose one or the other (this saddens me greatly.)
I also wanted to add in I work Tech Support
Your advice/wisdom is greatly appreciated.