I hate that so many adults scoff at me, when my answer to their “what field are you thinking of going into?” question, is, infact, art field. They shake their heads, say how ridiculous it is, how it’s just a dream. I usually back myself up by saying I’m thinking of being a medical/environmental illustrator, and they make a pretty great living around $80k/year. Then they’ll say something like “oh I guess that’s not bad.” Like yeah, I guess it’s fucking not. But so what if it was? So what if I wanted to be a freelance fine artist living on a whim, making peanuts, but doing what the fuck I want to do every day? Why would anyone make it their personal duty to discourage me from that? Why would anyone base their career path choice off of solely the amount of money they make? If you’re wanting to be something for the salary, you don’t really want to be that profession. You just want the money that profession will provide you. To me waking up everyday loving what I’m doing is far more valuable than money. I’m not going to be a cubicle dweller.