I wish I could take credit for this but I saw it first somewhere on the Internets and it’s never left my brain since.
I drew this out for my friend Eddie.
Sample Conversation from recent days:
Well-Intentioned Friend: “Elisa, why would you quit your amazing 9-5 job in order to become a starving artist?”
Me: “See where my job falls on the Venn Diagram? [points to the “stay away”]… It’s never gonna get me to bliss…. On the other hand, I’m just going to move into this section [gestures to “get better at this”].”
Friends, March is a beautiful month in San Francisco! Lots of promises, blooming trees, and forward movement. Now is the time to live.
Where are you on the Venn Diagram?