Generally, we all know that pursuing passion quitting a regular 9-5 stable job is not easy. The reasons being the uncertainty of stable income, risky endeavour, high level of competition and most importantly fear of all sorts. But with all this comes the good things too. From having flexible work hours to decision making freedoms, from being your own boss to select the projects you want to work on. There are innumerable positive things. Alexandra Squire took the decision to quit her stable 9-5 media job, where she even worked as public relations professional and as a journalist on-air television in Las Vegas. While making the final choice, she always kept questioning herself about the purpose of her precious life. She says, “Poet Mary Oliver has a famous quote, ‘Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?’ I think about that a lot.”
This is definitely a difficult decision. It required courage, deep passion, calculations, future planning and commitment. Alexandra Squire was ready to take on this venture. When she is generally asked about her thoughts regarding her bold and courageous choice, she says “but I think it is a testament to what can happen when you believe in yourself and trust your gut. Maybe I could have climbed the ladder in journalism, but I know it wouldn’t fulfil me the same way.” The strength was driven by her inner deep desire to be able to create paintings that speak of a message. Her paintings give the message of simplicity. She uses the theme of minimalism to create her paintings. She focuses on blending and layering as her prime techniques.
Now, she is a full-time art professional, who serves the clients and her own creative callings in a balanced way. Whenever there is a quitting of job and relocation of office space, by that it means whenever a person starts to build his or her own business from a home studio, it is hard to balance out work life and professional life. One needs to be extra careful for the work hours, as often people tend to overwork and finally feel burnt out. In the case of Alexandra as well, she had to experience a lot of perils on her way to becoming a successful art entrepreneur. But she remained determined and disciplined. She now focuses on a healthy lifestyle and healthy work-life balance. As a result, she now has been able to scale her own passion project to such great heights.
Alexandra still has a lot more talent to express and many parts of her individuality she wishes to explore through art. If you want to know more about Alexandra Squire and her fine artwork you can check out her social media handle (link down below)