Why am I running away from my talents?

by Vladimir Rodriguez Batista

 

Maybe it is because we are never satisfied as humans. I can speak for myself, for instance instead of taking advantage of some of the artistic talents I have developed over a span of years, I decided to take on bigger and harder obstacles like programming, business, and real estate. Not only that, I left the design and music industry to work with government, finance, non-profits, social work, and volunteer recruitment. Wow! what a stark difference from going to an art department and dealing with design request to assisting different members of the New York City community and making real differences in people’s lives.

“Seriously, the rewards you get internally for making a difference in someone’s life has a positive impact on your being as a whole.”

Don’t get me wrong, I love art, forever ever ever, ever ever, but I love people, though they can be really stupid, and they can also be great.  Seriously, the rewards you get internally for making a difference in someone’s life has a positive impact on your being as a whole. It has on me, and that’s my journey but I seen it over and over again with other people who’s lives have changed by giving back.

So, again, why am I running away from my talents?  Maybe it comes with the years? Maybe there are other hurdles to jump beside artistic ones? I believe that challenging myself is crucial for my well being and you should do the same, but that doesn’t mean abandoning ship either, if you get my drift. I have to continue to make art, not at the fast pace I would like, but enough to keep me sane.

Let’s keep this one short, it’s late, and I’m getting hungry oh and note to self, I’m not running from my talents, I’m upgrading!