Lauren Fairweather

Do you ever regret not becoming a psychologist? Do you find it more difficult to financially support yourself as an artist?

Lauren Fairweather responded on 11/10/2012

I mean, I'd have to go through too many more years of school to become a psychologist. Plus, the whole reason why I'm not going to more school for psychology is because I don't want to become a psychologist. So to the first question, no.

Second question, yes. It's really difficult to make money doing what I love and I'm always making sacrifices in order to keep doing it. I work my ass off year-round and I don't usually get paid for it, but I keep doing it because I enjoy writing and creating and expressing myself in various art forms. Eventually, if I don't start selling more merch and music and crafts, I'm going to have to get more jobs to supplement my income, which will mean doing a lot less shows and releasing less music and making less plushies. Which will be sad. But I'm enjoying it while it lasts.

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