How should I keep a passion for art in my life if I want to do something more realistic like be in the medical field do I just drop that interest or make it a hobby?
I am an artist and I am an art therapist. You DO NOT have to drop your passion for the "real" world. The world is made up of everyone's passions. The reason anything is anything is because someone had a passion for it and tried to do it.
So....hold onto your passion. It is yours! It is part of the real world. You can do so much with a passion for art and an interest in the medical field....since you mentioned that one. There are so many fun colleges and universities out there now with Art Therapy degrees. You can work with clients with making art with them and talking about it and how it represents what they are currently going through or questioning in their lives. It's so much fun --- and it really helps you and the client. You both grow.
If you are interested...there are many art therapy books out there now, too. I suggest getting one or two of them and reading. I am a Jungian trained art therapist - so psychology + art + play + energy + talk therapy all in one amazing career!
Hope this helped.
Go for your Passions! You have this life....go Play and Play Big!
I suggest that you try to incorporate your Passion and Hobbies into any professional career you may choose.
Do not every loose this Passion of your. If you forget to enjoy your own hobbies and passions no job will bring complete happiness so ensure you try to keep those passions alive and well..
Best of luck !!!
I love how you are passionate about art. Art is an amazing creative outlet and source of self-care. Never give up art. Everybody has hobbies and interests because these things make us happy.
I also love art. As a school counselor, I jump on every opportunity at work to be creative. I teach students how to design, we do art projects (like coloring, making snowflakes, painting rocks), and I create flyers and posters. I've found a way to maximize this hobby while I am at work and outside of work. I know you will, too. Keep being creative!
It's also fine if you don't have a passion yet or like lots of things. Try something and see if you get passionate about it. As a leader, I'm passionate about the technology, but day to day it's really about the joy of working with the team and helping them succeed.
It is fine to go with a flow trough a life but real world is more complicated and it force us to stay on ground and do what we need to do so we can organize our life in a way we should do (get a degree, have a family, help those who need help, etc..). Keep your passion aside and use it as your hobby.
There is no need to make choices which are all or nothing. Colleges do offer a major and a minor for that precise reason. You also can take electives in either area so that you have options when you graduate. Most successful people find a way to turn their passion to provide them a sustained livelihood in the long run.
My best friend is a pharmacist who also paints in her free time. She still takes art lessons and always says she will continue to do so because that is something she enjoys.
Don't give up!!