Musings: Career Blues…
It has been two weeks since my last post and I am having mental blueballs. I don’t like my head to get this full before I write these kind of posts because it gets cumbersome to put my words right.
First of all, how are you? It’s almost the end of 2017, I hope you haven’t been feeling any pressure to hit it big by hook or by crook? You’ve got to respect the process, no need to rush things. Speaking of results, I should say a little something about what I have been up to these past few weeks.
I got a job as a Copywriter at a creative and digital agency which I have come to realise is fancy speak for New Age Advertising. My past work experiences have all been in TV and radio production so I’m a fish out of water here. I do enjoy writing, that’s my favourite thing to do but Copy Writing is a whole new ballgame and I am still figuring out the rules. Content production is my thing, like you can cut me and I will bleed creative content but this advertising world is making me question if I know anything about anything. Do you ever go into a new field and wonder if you can actually make something of yourself? Because that’s what I’m struggling with.
The office is a great space with really interesting characters but I still don’t think I fit in. Why? I have no idea. Another problem I have is the hours that the job requires, I’m supposed to be at work for 9am -6pm but I have learned that 6pm is merely a suggestion. I’m a stickler for time and I really don’t like when time is wasted. This space is filled with people who are okay with leaving work really late, I’ve worked in production so I understand leaving late but in that instance, there are exact things to do and activities to complete but here, half the time is spent just gazing into the atmosphere and thinking of strategy and copy and creative designs. I do all this in my spare time so doing it at work kind of drops my productivity level.
In a nutshell, I’m struggling with a lot of things. But my fingers are crossed that I work through this and become a better creative person.
P.s I miss blogging so much but when I get home late, I can’t even think properly. We’ll be back to regular programming very very soon. Pinky Promise.
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