Living As A Full-Time Artist - MY HIVE INTRODUCTION POST

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I’d like to share a short story about myself. I’d like to do this, to show people that life will always throw curveballs, but what truly matters is you fight through it! Things will get better sooner or later. For the children out there that don’t think they aren’t worth it, you ARE worth it! Every life matters, and it might not seem like it, but you are destined for something great! I have had a rough life and have thought multiple times that it would never get better.

As I get older, I realize that the struggle I go through makes me who I am. I am a stronger person because of what I went through and still go through. I will only get stronger from the struggles and curveballs, and even though sometimes I feel like giving up I remember I am worth it!

So, here is a short story about what I’ve gone through as a child and what I go through now as an adult.
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Just remember, everyone is destined to be something great, it is up to you to make sure you get there! First, let me introduce myself.
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My name is Willliams Adedayo paul, and I presently reside in Lagos which is argueably the most populated and developed city in Nigeria. I am an Artist who loves making craft Art, Charcoal drawing, Colored Pencil /Painting, and portraiture drawing.
When I was child I had a vision to be a painter artist. I had tremendous skill to achieve my goals. I decided to apply to Art institution to study Fine art,Laspotech polytechnic Ikorodu, Lagos State.

One day my parents had very frank discussion with me about my future.

“Paul. You’re stressed out all the time. What is it that you think God has called you to do?”

“I’ve always wanted to be a full-time artist,” I replied.

“Well, why aren’t you doing it, then?” he shot back.

“Umm…because I’m afraid my bills won’t get paid?”

“What!? You can’t trust God to meet your needs?”

Ouch.

It was a dagger straight to the heart.

At that point, I knew I had to decide to do art full time, or I would regret it years later. Yes, I could trust God to meet my needs!

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After my years of study. I got commissioned portraits right away. My future was looking bright!

This continued until the middle of the year, and then “the brook dried up.”

I had no commissions, no income, to afford more art materials, even to feed myself and rent to pay and tough for me, And I got that same dreaded call from my landlord: “When are you paying rent?”

I prayed, and prayed, but felt nothing. No outpouring of faith, peace and joy. Just the magnitude of our financial predicament.

My stomach sank to the floor.

“Maybe this whole thing about being a full-time artist was a pipe dream,” I told my friends. “Maybe I should go back and get a real job .”
Until a friend of mine introduced me to hive.
I want to say I feel exhilarated to be part of this great community, all thanks to a friend of mine @rufans that introduced me to hive. all thanks to him, he has been a very good guy. I'll like to bless you all with my talent (artwork), so please stay tuned. I pray to God that He take care for all of us especially you for taking your precious time in visiting my post. God bless you



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Welcome, @williamspaul1! :)
Hope you have a really nice experience in Hive.

As I get older, I realize that the struggle I go through makes me who I am. I am a stronger person because of what I went through and still go through. I will only get stronger from the struggles and curveballs, and even though sometimes I feel like giving up I remember I am worth it!

That's so true! In the end, we're the result of all our past experiences and how we acted towards them. Keep strong!

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Welcome bro. Get yourself involved in the chain. You’ll love it.

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Hello @williamspaul1! This is @traciyork from the @ocd (Original Content Decentralized) curation team. We noticed you shared your first post here on Hive and introduced yourself to the community - congratulations and welcome! And that short story about your childhood was a wonderful way of introducing yourself - thanks for sharing it with the community.

Speaking of community, we have many different ones here on the blockchain, devoted to all kinds of interests. Here's a link so you can check them all out - Hive Communities. I see you already found OCD (which is more of a general, things that don't fit in other communities community), and based on what you said, I think you might find these interesting to start off with -

OnChainArt

Sketchbook

Hive Naija

Also, as Hive can sometimes be quite confusing, the newly launched Newbies Guide is a growing repository of useful and easy to understand posts about how the Hive ecosystem works.

Please be aware that Hive is a bit different from other social media platforms since you are monetizing your blog, so it is important not to include content that you don't own without sources (and it shouldn't exceed 50% of the post). For more information, check this post - Why and How People Abuse and Plagiarise by hivewatchers.

I'm sure @rufans (who is probably only half as old as most of the pictures I share - ask him, I'm sure he'll agree...lol) will continue to help you as you begin your Hive journey, but if you have any questions, feel free to hop into the OCD Discord server and we'll do our best to answer them, and again welcome to Hive!

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It's an honour and a privilege to be part of this great community, thank you!

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Hello Wiliams Adedayo! I already met here in Poland a guy from Your country, he is a fun guy 😎

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