Today I am sitting in my classroom, and I'm thinking of all the ways to escape my job. I work at a private high school on Jeju Island in South Korea. It seems glamorous, but I promise it isn't. The job has fun perks like travel, but travel is not an option because of the pandemic. So here I am, grumpy in my classroom thinking about my escape. How do I do this? What work will I have to do? How do I do this research? What am I even researching? What about taxes, ugh... taxes... THE WORST!
YouTube, here I come! Give me the answers I need, PLEEEEAASE!
So I searched: How to quit my job and make art
Here is what I found: Austin Robinson
What!?!? He made it look so easy to start working on your art. He sells his original sticker designs on Etsy!
I mean, come on! How can it be that easy!?
I used to have an Etsy account, and I hated it. I hated how fussy it was to photograph my work. I hated dealing with customers, and I hated dealing with the post office. Am I a diva? Why do I hate so many things? Well, maybe I need to examine my relationship to making and selling before I take this plunge that I so desperately want to do.
What are my next steps? Etsy... Here I come! Geronimooooooooooooooooooooo!