I am in debt; I heard school was a good thing to go to, took out some loans--"you can't put a price on education". I didn't try and pay anything back while in school; I just hoped it would all go away, without really doing anything.
I work for the Houston Independent School District as a mathematics teacher at Reagan High School, 8:10am to 4:00pm. I teach an art class from 4pm to 5pm immediatly after, and coach Swim Team from 6:00am to 7:00am Tuesday through Thursday. I work on a couple of animated stories for Glasstire Magazine.
I am concerned now with marketing my artwork to make money; I don't have the luxury of free thought and space time to think about projects as much. Most of my creative practice goes into the task of preparing extremely rich documents for my mathematics class, and then sometimes it falls short of that, because I'm mentally drained. I have responsibilites now; it's hard to make things fun and interesting, but I try. I definitly work a little harder because I feel my time is more valuable, but at a sacrifice to thought and planning. I hardly ever play music anymore, and I got rid of some of the more risky projects I have online.