I was speaking with my aunt last night, we discussed the progression in technology and how it's changed people. We talked about people going mad and social behaviors. I partly blame social media and reality tv.
Record companies and producers now look to Sound Cloud for aspiring music artists, comedians, radio personalities, etc. (You have to have sold or have a following for so many tracks.) Modeling agencies and advertising companies look to Instsgram for models (you have to have so many followers). YouTube has also made it easy for everyone to create their own media content, persons who want to have their own talk show, go into film, e.t.c.
A few days ago, I had the lovely opportunity to see Carol Burnett (a legend) live on stage. She spoke about a time she was younger breaking into showbusiness. I guess time came around for something big she auditioned for or her first audition. She said she didn't get the part, another (later) big actress did. She said the only thing that kept her going is she said to herself "it's her time...my time will come but it's her time" That resonated with me. Lately, when starting this diary, you see I've written about being discouraged, comparing ourselves to others, trying to thrive in a growing field of Everyone practicing any and everything. Obviously, Ms. Carol's words stuck with me because I've often had to tell myself 'it's not my time, yet'. But in a growing world of DIY'rs and people turning any and everything into a business, not because it's a passion but simply because they feel they can, when is it My time and will that time come? How long do I keep telling myself that, what's my motivation? What's my motivation to continue to pursue my passion or my God given talent when the consumer population is diluted because of an over- saturation in the market?
This past weekend, I had to do a consult with a client for treats for her to give to her clients for Mother's Day. This meant the entire week I had to prep creating sketches, baking, making different flavor combinations for petit fours and chocolate bon bons, a lot of work basically. I was going through body aches, tiredness, getting house work done, work, life! I didn't have the energy and I found myself again asking, 'What's my motivation?' Why am I working so hard at this? Then I had to think of my client that chose me from other bakers or crafts to create something for her. And for her to give away as gifts to her clients. So I pressed because even if it's just prep work or 1 client, that 1 client sees the value in what I do and that should be enough.