The Daily Rambling Artist - Sketches of Sanity: Present Living in Creativity

The Daily Rambling Artist - Sketches of Sanity: Present Living in Creativity

In moments when friends turn to me for a pep talk, it's a peculiar to me to offer advice considering the chaotic life of an artist dad. Last night, a close friend grappled with uncertainty, a familiar struggle I've witnessed in him before. Drawing from personal experience, I shared a nugget of wisdom.

Life unfolds with factors beyond our control. I posed a question: What serves us better—agonizing over the uncontrollable or channeling energy into what we can influence? It's a fundamental and important choice.

If the uncontrollable unfolds, it will be faced in due time. Meanwhile, the present offers myriad opportunities. Viewing it through this lens, focusing on the tangible present becomes the more rational and serene choice. Life as an artist dad might be chaotic, but in the midst of it all, there's solace and power in tending to the here and now.

-Sergio Santos