So it turns out that I am not that off in my path, and perhaps one of the ways to actually get into the rail that leads me to the work and lifestyle that I want to have as a creative, looks something like what I have been doing lately (sigh of relief).
While sitting rather confused on why I am here and why I am doing what I am doing, my brother sent me the video below of a speech by Bruce Mau. Bruce Mau is an award winning designer who has accomplished many great things in his life.
His theory for success was this:
He reduced his life to a minimal, cheap, efficient state. Then he sat down and only focused on creating what he considered the true essence of his passion, with no compromises. His idea is that there are people in this world, who need exactly the combination that makes you. You don’t know where they are and they don’t know where you are. Therefore, what you have to do is to settle somewhere, create your best work, no compromises, and send them out to the world. Keep sending these pulses via the internet or by any other means necessary. Sooner than later, these signal get to someone, somewhere in this world, who needs to work with you. But until then, you should make your lifestyle in such a way that makes your situation sustainable, meaning that you can last a longtime in this position. because it can take a bit until you come under the radar.
Just watch the first 5 minutes of this video: