There are things in your life ( and mine) that we keep doing….fully aware that these crazy makers are not leading us to our dreams. I had been writing for every company under the sun that hired me, teaching every possible class period offered, making art to show and sell……because I could, or so I thought. But, in reality I was hurting my chances at ever being successful in any area. Stretched too thin is an understatement. Although I am writing this in past tense, I am actually still in the midst of figuring out what to quit and what to keep. Recently, I paired down the companies I write for…some say this isn’t a smart move, that I should keep my options open. Well, I think doing excellent work will open more doors than just managing to keep up with bare minimum quotas.