Kaitlyn Houston on A Job in the Arts Vs. A Life in the Arts

tips from podcast guests Sep 10, 2021

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from Kaitlyn Houston, an artist from my hometown of Floyd, VA. Tune into the entire conversation here.

[KAITLYN] I've thought about it a lot. Thinking that, you know, there's a lot of people that are in a degree and then do something that has nothing to do with their degree. And I don't think there's anything wrong with that. But I was like, "I've made this intentional choice to pursue art." And I was trying to think of, like, "Well, what am I gonna do? What am I going to do?"

And when it came down to it, I talked to one of my professors and he said something that really comforted me. It was that he's not teaching me to have a job in the arts but to have a life in the arts.

And I think as I think that is actually a lot more... It puts you on a better trajectory because that way you're constantly surrounding yourself in an art instead of just trying to check all the boxes.

Kaitlyn just shared a valuable perspective about how to be able to do what you love even if it's not your occupation or career. How can you live into your love regardless of what you do to make a living?

Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.

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