I often have dreams that mean something. So, I thought I'd share this dream I had the other night that related to my transition to becoming an artist. In the dream, I was sitting at a round table of former clients from past social work jobs (my former occupation). I was describing my childhood to them, my educational path, and then my job history and why I had chosen the jobs I had. Then I ended my description with a simple line describing how I felt about now being an artist: "It's the first job I've had where life is coming in instead of just going out."
I thought that last line was pretty profound and just about summed up the whole thing. Life coming in AND going out. I think a lot of creatives would say they experience this as well.