I've decided that my career is a moving target, and maybe creative types are not meant to be satisfied. We should continue to strive for better work. I heard someone say "your days are your life", it is a simple yet profound thought. Today marks the first day in almost two years that I've had the ability to work from home. Had I gone into the office it would have meant driving my bicycle 2.5 miles through an ice storm into the loop. Instead, I stayed in bed until 8:00 am revisiting all of the reasons I became a designer.
Lately, when I think about work I think about all of the tasks I am obligated to complete that day. It would be nice if that work could also feed my soul and energize me to get out of bed like it once used to. So, I need to make a change. Everything begins with one step, and I've already taken one in the right direction - full speed ahead now!
It is time to reimagine the world that I want to live in, what does the work look like that I am passionate about? I do know that work looks vastly different from the work that has been consuming my life the last few months. I recently heard Tiffany Pratt speak, and she asked her audience "what are you synonymous with—what is authentic to you?" If a friend was to tag me on Instagram, what would the topic be? Or if they called me because something reminded them of me, what was it?
Miss Pratt reminded me that I need to put the happen back into my life. Meaning: I need to harvest the appropriate environment for the right opportunity to present itself. I want to work with people that want to work with me. Those people are out there, I have been turning them away because I haven't had the time for additional projects. "Find your tribe and love them hard" is a quote I read somewhere on the internet. As cheesy as that might be, I will strive to live by these words.
It's time for a revolution.