I need this. Somehow, a motivation why I’m taking up Game Design than Graphic Design.
I work around 70-80 hours a week as an Account Executive in my family’s business (Graphic Design Agency).
That is me doing a job.
At around 10pm when we get home, I study, read, look, and analyze photographs so I could write my (supposed to be) weekly articles about photography then I read a lot more things about photobooks and zines because I want to self publish my own books and zines.
That is what I do to get the career I want.
I always want to be a photography publisher or writer which is a long shot from IMC degree.
I’ve learned that the my degree is not an indication of what I am going to be :) and I’m thankful that I’ve made my parents happy that I was able to finish the degree they want me to have but now that I graduated, I’ll use my time wisely to work towards what you want to do :)
Once you graduate, you’ll realize it will all be up to you for now, make your parents proud :)
A job is different from a career but nonetheless, they both require work.
How do you know if what you are doing is a career? If you get to enjoy life working (see quote below).
Slow down and enjoy life? Fuck that. I did that for over 30 years, and it got me nowhere but poor. I’d rather speed up and enjoy life because I’ve since learned that the harder I work, the easier the rest of life becomes.
“I Will Follow You Into The Dark; there’s references to going to Catholic school in the song, and I was brought up Catholic and I think for me I’ve been kind of finding it harder to kind of accept so many of the things that I was brought up being told I have to accept. One day I just had this idea, I think it was such a beautiful sentiment to have this idea of like, you know, nobody knows what happens to us after we die. I mean, the pope knows about as much about what happens to us after we die as I do, or you, or anybody else in this room. So I had this idea of, I thought it would be really nice to have this sentiment about following somebody else into the dark. I mean we are all gonna die someday and we don’t know what it is. The fact that we don’t know what that is, to me, that registers as a dark. You know, I’m following you into the dark, I don’t know what’s there, I don’t know what we’re walking into. And that kind of triggered a series of images in my head about being in an unlit room just stumbling around trying to find out where you are. And I will follow you into this dark place but we’ll be together, you won’t be alone there.”— Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) talking about the inspiration behind writing I Will Follow You Into The Dark. (via iiiloveyougypsyeyes)
Live below your means but treat yo’ self from time to time.
It’s not called easy earned money. It’s hard earned money. Treat yourself to travel, an item you really need, or the business/art project you always want to do instead of plopping down your cash for that “high end ice cream” or fancy computing device named after a fruit.
Marketing messes with our needs and wants but our heart and mind dictates everything at the end of the day. Spend wisely.