The Drawbacks of Being a Multi-Disciplined Artist

I really need to be real with all of you. I’ve been facing a bunch of burnout. While it’s been fun making the finishing the touches on the Ospreyshire full-length album, I’ve been struggling with other aspects of my life. Sure, there’s the typical adulting with work, bills, and other mundane things which is to be expected. Besides that, I’ve been feeling a bit depressed.

I’m a poet, fiction writer, musician, videographer, and film critic among other things. There are so many endeavors I want…no, need to get finished, but I don’t know how I can catch up with everything. I wish my all of my work wasn’t for naught in all the fields I cover. It’s a miracle people tolerate let alone support me in different ways. I wish I could be better at everything. That and be rewarded for my works.

I just had to be honest. I have no ill will towards you, the reader (and/or follower). It’s been a whirlwind of disappointment at this juncture.

13 thoughts on “The Drawbacks of Being a Multi-Disciplined Artist

    • Thanks for the insight, Bill. I really appreciate that and your confidence in me. It’s a shame how anyone could have a mission statement like that. Maybe I find it strange because it’s really hard for me to insult others, but I digress. Thank you nonetheless.

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  1. Believe me, I know how you feel and I am almost ready to give up on everything. I don’t know how much more I can take of this mess and that is why I am offline more than I am online. I feel as though I am suffering from ‘burnout’. Unfortunately, I don’t have any uplifting message to convey to you because I see no ray of light at the end of my deep, dark and depressing tunnel.

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    • Thanks for understanding, Shelby. I do apologize if I sounded more depressed than what I was, but I still have a bunch of issues with multiple things going on. I get it if you don’t have anything uplifting to say. There are times where I felt that way about seeing no ray of light. All I can say is that I hope that you can find a positive future in some way even despite the dour aspects of life. Thanks for commenting though.

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  2. We … you and I … are residing in the same plane at the moment. Burnout, overworked, over-extended, not-enough-hours-in-the-day, is it really worth it, do I make a difference, etc., etc., etc. I can only empathise, but I have no answers. Your field is different than mine, but we both try to do good in this world. I think perhaps we just need a bit of a break. Hugs, my friend.

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