We decided we were dressed like a strait-laced mom and her rebellious teen daughter. #YouDontUnderstandMeMom!!! #StormsOut #ComeBackHere,YoungLady!
"What’s the most important thing you’ve ever learned?"
"That when you pursue your dreams, you have to be sure they are really your own dreams. As a young person you may have dreams influenced by a lot of external factors. You should be receptive to those dreams changing as you get to know yourself better and discover what you are truly passionate about."
"How did you learn this?"
"I’ve always pursued my passions. I studied what I loved and had my entire career mapped out in my head. I thought I had it all worked out. I had a 30 year plan! But when I hit the working world and got my so called ‘dream job’ I had the terrifying realization that I didn’t quite enjoy it. It horrified me! I was in the arts, I was living my dream but I was still unhappy.
Then by chance I started doing some project management work and discovered that I enjoyed it and was good in it. But I had so much guilt - I felt like an artist who ‘copped out’. It took me a while to accept that I didn’t need to create art or new content. I enjoyed arts management and creating platforms for people to share their art and I have now been spending the last year actively pursuing that. It’s been a cool journey of growth to think that for the longest time I focused on being an artist but have now realised I am way more passionate about managing it. “