When I was younger and really started getting into art, what I didn't understand then, and what I'm only beginning to really understand now is that pursuing art, for many (not all) can be somewhat nomadic.
I've taken classes at FIT in New York, and I've met people who come from other countries who save whatever money they can and travel to New York to study, as well as people willing to leave New York and go to far flung places to study at an atelier or other school.
I'm so rooted in New York, everyone that I'm close to lives here, and it would be hard for me to leave. Is there anyone here that has considered going far to pursue art study or employment, and were they scared or apprehensive or excited? And if you did, at what point in your lives did you decide to take such a journey? Did you have children, were married or have no attachments? Were you broke, rich, or what? Was it hard finding a place to live or supporting yourselves while studying or working in another country? Please share!