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Balance Bitch

05.10.16

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I’ve been thinking a lot about the term “creative director” lately. At one time, up until oh say… 3 years ago, “creative director” was an actual job title and not something that described many concepts. It was fairly straight forward; creative directors were very high level creatives. In the advertising world, they come from one of two disciplines: design or copywriting. Elsewhere, it may be a bit more ambiguous, but they are usually the head of the design department. These are the honchos up there approving the final designs. I’m not even going to make a Mad Men comparison but you get it. Big idea folks.

Nowadays, everyone and their hipster mother is a “creative director”. They organize their own Instagram account and then voila, they either become a “creative director” or “curator” (both of which are very prestigious titles). Anyway, I’ll just leave that there and refrain from further comment.

ANYWAY. As a person who will soon be without a job (like 3 more weeks, wtf), I’ve been thinking a lot about what it is I want to do next in my life. Also what do I want to do with the rest of my life? How in the bloody heck do people figure this out?! Thankfully I have the opportunity to take some time off from working and contemplate what it is that makes me happy in a job sense and all that. I always thought I’d like to work up to being a creative director for some really amazing brand that I firmly believed in. Now? I don’t know. I’m not sure I want to be a graphic designer for the next 10-15 years before I am qualified to be a cd.

Sometimes I fantasize about becoming a yoga instructor or florist or anthropologist or something absolutely different from what I am now.

xx.

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3 comments on “Balance Bitch”

  1. Oh my gosh, this is just the most relatable post ever. Even though we’re not in the exact same position at the moment, you are seriously living my current dream. Still, I know as soon as I get there I will be tempted to go get licensed as a yoga instructor or buy a small farm.
    Keep doing you, because it’s super inspiring!

    1. Ahhhh thank you for reading, lovely new friend! It’s so difficult, isn’t it. This has been my dream for a long time now and I am here and can’t help but think maybe it was just a rung on the ladder toward even bigger dreams. Life is always in motion for me (it sounds like maybe you too). Haha. Keep on climbing dear and always feel free to reach out for questions or advice or to share stories about your journey <3

      1. Oh my gosh yes, I would love to chat more and pick your brain about how you got to where you are!
        Seriously, I just started digging through your blog today and I am so crazy inspired to keep on trucking and not let myself get stuck where I am!

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