I’m going on an adventure!

Bilbo Baggins running out of the shire

Well, six months since I posted about how I got into NFTs, I finally got the resources and the courage to finally leave my job in game development and become an independent artist.

I can’t say that this new adventure doesn’t fill me with both excitement and dread. I have been trying to make a living off of art for as long as I can remember, even before I graduated from college.

Before I started selling art as NFTs, I was resigned to my fate that I would always be working on other people’s projects first, personal projects second. Game development being the way it is, I never really had enough mindspace and energy to work on more complex personal projects, like keeping this blog/website updated regularly.

So… now that I have what seems like all the time in the world: now what?

Well-meaning friends have been asking me what my plans are, and the best answer I can give is that I’m still figuring that out. One of the things that I’ve learned from the past couple of years is that over-planning in a rapidly changing world (moreso due to the pandemic, but also in terms of the crypto space) will only lead to frustration. So the goal is to be a bit more flexible and just go with the flow for a bit.

That being said, one of the more immediate things I’ve been focusing on is helping out and mentoring with the CryptoPop Art Guild (CPAG): an art x Axie Infinity scholarship sponsoring underprivileged Filipino artists. I believe that this is the best way that I can give back a bit–in ways that I can– to a community that has made the dream of creative freedom come true for me.

I don’t really know where all this is going to go, or what life would be like a month/six months/six years from now, but I know that it’s going to be an adventure. In the meantime, I have a whole bunch of social media accounts and webpages I probably need to update.

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