As most of you who follow me on social media (@merakinyc) know, I have 29 days to vacate my studio in the Gowanus. A place...a cozy room with no windows that I called my office and make art space, where I would invite clients, friends and any interested person to come into my world.
When I left teaching it was one of the first things that happened FOR me...lets get me a studio!! However, with that being said freelancers are always faced with change, risk, excitement, challenges, roller coaster rides and unexpected messages. As an anxious person this has been a bit of a struggle for me to adapt to, but I have come a long way over the last 3 years learning to embrace this whirlwind of experiences as a freelancer, wait...human.
The amazing part of this all, is that although I will no longer be at this particular location, I have not lost my ideas, my drive to make art and my enthusiasm about the next chapter in life. When these types of changes come head on unexpectedly, it is basically giving me a red alert saying,"ok bitch, it's go time!" Fight or flight or....lay down and take a nap.
I'm realizing that it's not all about having a space to physically work, rather a space to focus. This sort of barebones attitude is actually rather humbling, refreshing me and keeping me feeling not so chaotic when things happen that I cannot control...eventually a new space and community will pull up when it's time and I will create new experiences there too.