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Trading the Real for the Dream

Trading the Real for the Dream

By Grace Davidson-Lynch Here’s a question that most frustrated artists have asked themselves - When is the best time to start my creative freelancing journey? It was 2019, and I’d been working in the chicken shop for 2 years.  When I started, it was almost pleasant. I was still a full-time student, so the extra money I had from proper employment was delightful. I felt proud of finally feeling grown up. All I needed to do was finish my degree, then I could quit and get a full-time job in the arts.  You may call it naivety — I prefer optimism.  But my last few years of uni were tough and left me feeling less capable than ever. As my art was regularly torn apart by my teachers and peers,...

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