1. Becoming solvent again.
I wasn’t trying to be a full time artist during the recession, but I did make the mistake of starting my own grant writing business a month before the stock market crashed. This did not work out. Getting back into wage slavedom was not easy, but I’m finally working forty decent paying hours a week again at two good nonprofit organizations. I have less time, obviously, and often less energy, but I no longer take for granted the amazing creativity boost that comes from being able to pay my own bills.
2. My blog on writing, creative practice and performance.