Most of the time I'm fine with being weird.
I've always been weird. I've never really fitted in anywhere, and I never felt like putting on a mask just in order to fit in. Such a thing seemed fake to me, not to mention the whole pretend-game would be extremely tiring on the long run. Even though my rational mind knew that putting on a mask would've made my teenage (and probably adult) years a lot less hellish.
That's the thing. Life is easier if you fit in, and I sometimes wish I could fit in just a tad easier. That I could like the same things as most other people liked. That I could make beautiful art and write stories that people would like and actually feel connected to.
I don't mind being weird, but at times I do miss a sense of connection or belonging.
I'm well aware of the general trends in art and design. After all, it's my job to know. The thing is, I don't feel like it. Making and sharing art is always a fine balance between doing what you love and being like