So when I was about 7 I told my mother that I wanted to be an actress, she looked at me and laughed, "You'll always be broke." I replied that I didn't care. To be fair, I had no idea what that meant at 7, but I knew what I wanted and that was a creative life. For the better part of my life I have worked in the entertainment industry in one way or another. I started my artist career when I went to an audition for a Disney feature film and they offered me a job as an artist-of course I turned them down and called my mother to complain about the nerve of them for I was an actress. Two years later I gave up the unsteady life of being an actress to work in feature animation-then BOOM! That crashed in less than 4 years and here I was struggling again. My brilliant plan to move onto writing-a plan that is working great to get rich slowly-also has had it struggles.
This all said, I would rather be an artist (any kind of creative) and be broke and struggling than anything else in the world. I am happy, I am rich in many other ways and so while we watch Disney lay off more artists and shut down Lucas Arts and I watch my friends now out of work, I say that we are the lucky ones because money doesn't not define us and we will survive.
I'm just sayin' :)