It’s time for a change and a change of focus. I have deleted my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles. I will be working diligently to finish commissioned work and honor professional & personal agreements as best as I’m able moving forward. But, simply put, it’s time to pull back and stop spreading myself too thin. It is taking a toll on my mental health, my physical health, and the relationships of those most directly effected by my actions – my immediate family. To be certain, I am aware and understand the toll this decision might have on people I’m close with and working for, and for that I apologize infinitely.
I am not entirely done doing commission work, but I’m essentially done doing commission work. The types of people and organizations I have found myself working with and for are, at no fault of their own, not in a position to pay adequately enough for me to continue chasing that dream. And who am I kidding, I’m not getting any younger either. So, I will do my best to honor all agreements to the best of my ability. After that, only under special circumstances or based on special relationship, will I take on new commission work in the future. Yes, this means the public engagements I’d had planned for October and next spring are also not going to happen.
It’s time to focus on my own work, my family, and the things which only serve to facilitate a healthy me.