A year ago, I had started a job at an NYC gallery. I didn't realize it had been a year since I worked there, but my mom pointed it out to me. It's really shocking how much has changed over the last year. I'm now teaching at a college and contracted to a gallery. These were dreams that I've had for so long and they seemed impossible a year ago while working at a gallery.
I went through a real low period last year which is what sparked this post. Graduation from school and the job hunt was brutal. And I realized quickly how ill-fitted I was for the gallery life and business. I thought I would have liked it after having worked at Sotheby's, but I was wrong. Of course, everyone needs a job and to pay the bills, which makes it so tough.
The point of this post is that you can do amazing things in a year if you meet amazing people and work hard. I like tracking it through this website, but I suggest everyone does some diary writing at some point.
Try and meet one new person every day if you can.