I would like to be able to keep William Carlos Williams and Charles Ives in my head as things at work get more and more difficult to take. They were both artists who had day jobs, and I am an artist with a day job. I feel like an anomaly when I tell people what my job is; that I work on Wall Street. It is hard for me to even believe that I am such a part of Corporate America, such a part of the left brained world. So many of the artistic people in my circle have day jobs that are at least somewhat creative, working in web design, or in publishing, or fashion. I need to explain how I got here, to a huge investment bank, and how it is that I fit in here so well even while I am fighting to be different.
"My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's." - Oscar Wilde