Feeling in a Funk? I would recommend getting out of your funk by taking a risk.
Years ago I worked with a life coach to quit my art buying job. It took me 1 year to take the leap of faith to jump into what I always wanted to do, consulting. But in that year the life coach made me do things that scared me. Silly things like: go to dinner by myself. Sounds silly but something I had never done and something I had no desire to do. Especially since my husband was home and I had no reason to go at it alone. But being a good student I did it, choose a really nice restaurant I had wanted to go to. The end result was I found it torturous and boring as hell. But you know what it taught me...it prepared me for tons of lonely eating adventures by myself (which I had no idea were coming). When you travel for work you eat alone a lot...and that one single night saved me. I am now a pro "party for one" and I embrace it (No kids and no one complaining about their meal).
So what's my point?...Well the point is we all have a future planned out for us (at least that is what I believe), but why not make the journey less painful. The biggest worry for an artist is making a living doing what you love. Well the first question is, do you love what you are doing? If yes, you are much richer than anyone who works in stuffy job making more money than you are. What risks are you not taking to make your life even richer (maybe financially or creatively)? It could be as silly as pushing yourself to do dinner by yourself...your next editorial gig may have you on the road for 2 weeks alone. It might be pushing yourself to create that portrait, that's been living in your head for too long, which a potential client sees on your blog, or through twitter or on your new work section, that lands you the next big job. Whatever it may be...I believe the things we avoid, are the gateway to the things we need in life or things that have been waiting for us to arrive. I remember a talented client of mine, who was avoiding creating more work that looked and felt produced (to look and feel more commercial). As soon as this artist did it, their first big ad job came. I believe if we prep for it, the journey just feels smoother. We are more comfortable and it spares us the anxiety of the what if's in life.
Take risk..if not for you...then for me (hahah did it work?)...and if not for me...do it for the hell of it!