In the States we tend to define ourselves by what we do for a living. Therefore, working in any creative field is not easy. There’s the whole art vs business debate, the struggle to actually make a living, and the fact that most people have no idea what it is you do day-to-day.
I sometimes buy into this, feeling unanchored because I cannot be put into a specific category. The last time I was in Los Angeles, I was speaking with a friend who’s an agent at CAA. He told me that I was over-thinking everything. I could decorate and write. I didn’t have to choose one over the other.
My brain couldn’t process this. How could I BE two things at the same time?!
Thankfully, several of my very talented friends reminded me that creative people are creative. Basta. If you’re a truly creative person, you will not be fulfilled unless you are able to do the work that inspires you. It doesn’t matter what the medium is. They also told me to stop confusing what we do with who we are.
Robert Downey Jr acts. He also sings… well. This confuses some people. I don’t know why. This is not a Paris Hilton “Stars Are Blind” situation.
Here he is singing one of my favorite Police songs. I love his little dance move at the end. I do that too but in the privacy of my own home.