Yesterday, I showed one of my friends my jewelry creations and she said that some of my stuff was very sellable (around the 20 euro range) -- that what I was making was very trendy at the moment. She has a jewelry designer friend who is making lots of money right now. I was tempted for a few seconds. I like making jewelry, it's easy for me...easy cash, too? But I quickly snapped back to why I did it. Just a diversion, really. It's one of the fun things I do within my delicate balance of activities. Balance is everything to me. I know if I do too much of one thing, I get bored. It always happens. And if I'm motivated more by money than pleasure, then I know I'll become resentful and unhappy. For some people I know, money is their pleasure, so they might not have that unhappiness issue.
I guess I'm lucky I can choose between money and pure happiness...but can I really? Can most people? Maybe I have to be practical. This may be a rare opportunity to have real earning power as a creative. Shall I sacrifice that delicate balance temporarily for a more secure, financial existence? Am I willing to give up some happiness for some security? Something to think about.