You see, when I was a kid, I loved to watch cartoons. Well, that's not much different from now, except that I would watch a Chuck Jones cartoon or Peter Pan from Disney and think, "I want to do that when I grow up."
My only problem was that I have the attention span of a gnat. To be a great artist — or great anything for that matter — you have to stay focused on your goal and continually hone your craft of keep your eye on the prize or whatever cliche meaning to keep practicing pops into my head over the course of this sentence. Unfortunately, I jump from interest to interest like a hummingbird does from flower to flower.
Let me amend that. I'm like a humming bird on heroine! In addition to being an animator, I wanted to do the following. Political cartoonist, journalist, marine biologist, physicist, professor of mathematics, graphic designer, actor, singer, saxophone player, stand-up comedian, computer programmer, writer, photographer, airplane pilot, meteorologist, architect, engineer, and DJ.This is not my list from the past 20 or so years — this is my list from the past two years. My long-suffering advisors, counselors, friends, and family have been pulling their hair out trying to get me to find a niche and stick to it. Unfortunately, excelling at one thing though the years isn't my kind of challenge. I find trying something that I've never did before much more fun of a challenge. I've threatened financial aid at GMU by saying that I won't leave until I've been through every single course!
Of course, if I do, I won't have to worry about trying to find a job once I graduate. I'll be dead before then!