Well it’s 12:30AM right now and I’m at the studio working on a project. Was here last night until about 2:00AM and I’ve sort of realized how much fun it is. I’m still coming in at a regular hour in the morning but it’s just that this particular project has got me all excited and time has just been blowing by the last few days.
I wish I could say that I always feel this way but I must admit that there’s a lot of times when, as a business owner, you just have to take care of business. That’s something that for now, I have to take care of a lot and as a result I’m not always working on stuff that I love.
Right now, these next few weeks, it’s a different story. I’m working on another in-house Rube Goldberg Machine and I’m feeling addicted. It’s been a lot of fun so far and I’m only two days into the build. This is a feeling that I always get when an awesome photoshoot comes up or some sort of sweet video production. But I think these Rube Goldbergs meld all of my favourite things together so nicely that it’s almost incomparable to the each of the separate parts of what I do. You could say the sum outweighs the individuals.
One thing is for sure. If you’re getting into the awesome creative industry you’d better be feeling something like this. Otherwise I’d say it’s just not worth it. The whole point of being in this industry is to be happy (at least the way I see it). Sure there’s going to be tough times but there’d better be some rewards, as well. Some people might say I’m addicted to work…. To that I’d say “HA! I don’t WORK! I play for money :D”. By that I just mean I don’t consider my job work at all. It’s just my life. It makes me happy and the way I see it, I’m addicted to a happy life.
PS I’m oddly proud of part of the Rube I just built. I am not really experienced when working with metal and I don’t have a welder so I have to make due with what I’ve got. It’s a challenge, which is a big part of why I’m having so much fun. Here’s an image of what I just built. I’ll let you guess what it might be… for now.