So, the next lesson from the trapeze world is that in order to catch the next trapeze you have to let go of the one you're clinging to. You just have to let go and trust that it will be there and you'll catch it.
A couple of weeks ago I said goodby to a gallery that just wasn't working for me, and also took a load of clothes to the dump that I needed for my "day job". What's happening is that you create a void for the new (and wanted) to enter.
Offers from two new galleries appeared and I'm much too busy painting to do my "day job." It's all working out.