I’m working on a few different projects at the moment, all of which are websites, and I am so in the zone. I feel like it’s been ages since I last worked on a website that wasn’t my own. I’m really enjoying having creative freedom with one of the projects because it helps me get back into the swing of things quite easily.
When I graduated from High School I never thought I would end up pursuing a career in the arts. At the time, I had just finished four years of photography and came to the conclusion that I hated being criticized on my artistic capabilities. I remember telling people I wanted to become a secretary.
Fast forward to sophomore year of university, just as I declared myself a Cinema Studies major with a minor in Creative Writing. I still didn’t see myself becoming a filmmaker, but I happily devoured every film course I took and I don’t regret a single moment of it to this day. I did, however, change my minor is a concentration in French at the last minute after realizing I didn’t have enough hours remaining in my degree to pursue a double minor.
The main reason why I’ve always kind of shied away from artistic career paths is simply that I am terrified of debt. I grew up around a lot of it and therefore I am willing to do whatever it takes to make sure I don’t have any of it in my adult life. It’s one of those things that I feel is a truly rational fear, although it does stress me out a lot more than it probably should.
But now I’m in the peculiar position where upon I have found myself pretty much only focusing on the arts in terms of careers and hobbies. I’ve said before how much of my time I spend watching films and TV shows, but I also spend just as much time critiquing them. Oh, and I’ve also got this photo journal! Does that make me hypocritical? Maybe, although I think it’s more-so a case of the rational side of my brain wrestling with the irrational side. Hopefully they’ll come to a compromise soon.
At any rate, I guess this post was a really roundabout way of saying that I have been doing more freelance work lately and I am feeling invigorated by the challenges and successes! It’s nice to be back in the zone. Also: I made some apple crumbles today. Way, way tasty.