Isn't it funny?

@Hugsy25 (274)
Canada
April 4, 2013 4:42pm CST
I think it's funny how when your young and growing up there are things that you swear your never going to give up. Things that seem like they will always be important to you. Then something comes along that's even more important. This is what happened to me. When I was young I wanted to be an artist. Nothing was more important to me than drawing and painting. I did it every day and nothing was ever going to change that. Then I had children. LOL Don't get me wrong. My kids are the most important things in my life. But I haven't drawn or painted anything since they where born. It makes me sad in a way. I feel like there is a big hole. So I think I'm going to start drawing again starting tomorrow, I'm going to look through my pictures of the kids and find one to draw. I figure they are the most perfect things that I have ever made so what better subject to start drawing again. Has anything like this happened to anyone else? Is there anything you use to do but for one reason or another stopped?
10 responses
@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
5 Apr 13
Listen to the words of "Puff the magic dragon" and you will see that it happens to most of us. We grow out of some things when other so-called more important ones come along. Now, your children are the most important to you. When they are grown up and left the nest, the old loves will return ... somehow. At least you are putting the right priority between the two. Great!
@Hugsy25 (274)
• Canada
5 Apr 13
That does make me feel better. But I can't help but think of how my kids could be benefiting just from seeing me drawing again. They would learn to love it too.
@Mavic123456 (14495)
• Thailand
5 Apr 13
yes it will just stop and for a reason again since there is this "passion" you will come back to it even if you reach 100 years old. (exaggerated age) but if it is in your heart even if time won't allow you it will always be there. so shall I say... welcome back to your old likes.
@Hugsy25 (274)
• Canada
5 Apr 13
Thank you. Yes the passion is there, it's like an itchy palm. LOL Yes I plan on coming back to it very soon. I went a got a new sketch book and my pencils are nice and sharp, just need to find the perfect picture now and I think I know which one I want. I just need to find it.
• Italy
5 Apr 13
I love painting too,and getting a daughter didnt stop me from keep on painting. Most kids love to draw and paint. Let them paint with you,let them feel the joy of painting and let them see what happends when they mix the colors. And the older your kids get you teach them more advanced drawing/painting tecniques.
@Hugsy25 (274)
• Canada
5 Apr 13
I know it shouldn't have stopped me either. There just never seems to be enough hours in a day to do all of the things we want/plan to do. I'm going to try to make more of an effort to bring art back into our home.
• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Apr 13
My husband is the same way with artwork. He is really good but life always gets in the way, he never has time anymore for art with working and his family. I am that way with singing, I used to do it on a daily basis because I love to sing. But like you, with 3 children I just don't seem to have the time to put effort into it anymore... I used to practice, record, play back and improve. Don't have time for that anymore. =( I did sing at my sister's wedding though on March 21st, 2013 so that was the last time I sang...
@Hugsy25 (274)
• Canada
4 Apr 13
I hope you and your husband both find time to follow your passions again. I think maybe I will set a goal for myself to try and draw maybe staeting with maybe 2 hours a week, and work up from there. Hopefully i can squeze it in. I am going to start by finding the perfect picture tomorrow morning
5 Apr 13
yes, I used to write before different kinds of novel but ever since I was hired from a company who loves to eat a lot of my time from day to day I wasn't able to write anymore. They say a gift maybe taken away if not shared and practice
@febrose (103)
5 Apr 13
As Days passed by,,and as we aged. our PRIORITIES in life can change..There are so many reason that you have to CHOOSE, even by letting Go of things you WANT and do. FOR ME i love to Draw and Sketch..but now..i think i lost touch of it..I tried practicing when i find the time..but i find it harder than before..sometimes its so frustrating, but the good things is like youve said there is more important things in life..DONT GIVE UP, find time to do it some more, so not to regret it. appreciate the things we have right now..
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
5 Apr 13
before i got really sick and couldn't work anymore, i was putting myself through law school. i just knew i was going to be an attorney, but then my mental health took a turn for the worse and i had to give up that dream. now, i am a stay at home mom. that's just as fine with me. i found out that being a lawyer wasn't really for me anyway.
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
It's never too late to pursue that. You can still paint and maybe make a profit out it. There are also some job opportunities online if you're into digital painting. Although, you have to build your portfolio first.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
Back in high school, I have found out my love for writing. Although I never really tried joining the school paper, I just love writing my thoughts through poems and I often give all my friends a note just to say how happy I am to have found each of them, and of course, that was also the time when I had my first serious boyfriend who also happens to love giving me love letters which I have always responded to. But I never thought of doing anything more to it. My focus was on becoming a doctor. But since I wasn't able to become one, when I graduated I was into different small businesses and have worked 10 years at a pharmacy. But after I resigned from my job, I had been into online jobs and has gotten me involve with social media marketing which included article writing/blogging for a foreign company. And that made me stick with it for the past 3 years.
@Arieles (2474)
• United States
4 Apr 13
I think this happens a lot to a lot of people. It's life and our goals change and things that are important to us change as well. Sometimes we think things that were important to us are not as important as we thought they were. We keep moving forward living life, sometimes making sacrifices that we never thought we would have to make. It's true that we shouldn't have to give up the things that matter to us, but sometimes that's just the way it happens. If it really is truly important to us, we will find a way, no matter what to get what we want out of life. Now you go get those paint brushes, pencils and that paper and start making your heart happy.