Happy Lunar New Year

I really want to attend one of the many Lion Dances available here in Las Vegas, but when I was looking them up yesterday they are all a 90 minute to two hour bus ride each way from our house. Then we had a fairly awful bus ride home from the dialysis clinic  Friday and we just couldn’t face a long ride today.

Besides…Rally Monte Carlo. And with the new set up of their website at WRCplus, I’m really having to battle to stream what I want when I am able to watch it. Every few years they “update” or “upgrade” and it gets worse and worse. However, because I live in the U.S., it’s basically the ONLY coverage of WRC available to me. So I’m trying to learn patience and acceptance… and watch the rally, too.

All that is explanation for why I never got out this month, let alone today, to purchase some nifty new feng shui lunar new year something or other to bless our home with lots of good luck. And we could use it, too. So instead I remembered – gee, I’m an artist.


So there’s my good luck rattie for 2020.  He’s up on the wall watching over us now.

That was fun. It’s been a long time since I drew much freehand work in old analog mode. Like writing, I burnt myself out on it trying to use it to earn money. It was fun to do something just for us, with no other motive at all and no “standard” or whatever to maintain.

A long time ago a master craftsman told me, “Never do what you love for a living. You’ll learn to hate it.” I think he was just having an especially bad day, but I’ve also found to some extent that is true. So when all those New Agey and Law of Attraction and so forth and so on tell you to do what you love and the money will magically follow – take it with a little grain of salt, eh?

For most of my life I was fortunate to do something I really enjoyed, but it also gave me the money I needed to do what I really loved. Don’t do something you hate for a living. You spend way too much of your life at work to spend all that time doing something you really detest (or come to detest). Find something you enjoy enough that pays well enough that you can do it, enjoy it, and still have time to yourself to do what you love.


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