A change

Looking through my RSS reader feeds today, I realised that I’m beginning to gravitate back to keeping up with writing, photography, art, design, and lettering/fonts more than anything computer, tech, code etc.

This is an interesting shift.

Art has always been the true love- the thing I feel most confident about and can always fall back on when my mind will do nothing else. I remember being very young and believing that the New York loft artist life was the one for me (until I understood more about that culture). My ideal creative life vision has changed from those days, but I feel like I’ve tapped into something recently and it’s good. I want the creative life, and for the first time in my life, I feel I can have it.

I’m still a geek to some degree, but I rarely tweak any code at all these days and haven’t kept up to date with product or software releases. Hell, I have no idea what was covered at MacWorld and that’s really strange for me!

I think I’ve completed a chapter of sorts. I still love computers and code and all things geeky, but I find that art and design are resurfacing as far more important. To write and draw, paint and create is my ultimate dream and I think that’s where my life is heading. Tech stuff is falling back to a position of support for these endeavours, and not much more. I don’t even feel guilty about it.

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2 thoughts on “A change”

  1. Hey Jen,
    Have just staggered into your blog at last. Some great articles and great photos.
    Interested to hear about your change of direction – feeling pretty much the same way at the mo, though sadly technology pays the bills and more artistic pursuits don’t so much. I’m sure the balance is out there somewhere tho!
    Anyway, great blog & good luck in 2009!


  2. Thank you Richard! Stick around and have a cuppa. 🙂

    I’m in the fortunate position where I work a retail job part-time whilst I find my feet in the creative direction. Neil is certainly the primary bread-winner, and deep in tech, but he is also gravitating towards the more purely creative way of life. I gave up the web-dev life over a year ago and don’t regret it one bit. I have no doubt he will do a similar shift in the foreseeable future.

    2009 should help us solidify a lot in that way.

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