Time management is key and while we have a lot on our to do list, we need to consider our priorities. Remember, it is just as important to spend time with friends and family as it is to get things done.
I may be reposting this blog, but I think it is still relevant. I was once told by someone, "there is no point in investing in people, you will never see a return." I believe they are wrong and I have a lifetime of experience that proves it to me.
Whether you want to be an artist or travel the world abroad; make sure you are doing what meets your priorities. Just because you want to travel, doesn't mean you are wrong. It is right for you. Making art is right for me.
Not all "Great Venues" are perfect for everyone. If they were, you would see crocheted salad forks at every show you did. Look at which displays that are getting traffic and think about how you might be different.