What many people see as the biggest freedom in freelance - the flexibility of office hours and work environment - is truly one of the strongest challenges I face on a daily basis. My job requires the utmost organization, preparation and collaborative spirit. Particularly when it comes to an editorial project, I could spend up to 2 weeks to account for mood & storyboarding, photo production, writing and editing...
Besides these challenges, there's nothing that I would change about the path to my creative career. I genuinely love what I do and I'm incredibly grateful for the chance to live in this reality.
At the close of 2015, I stopped to reflect on my first year as a committed freelancer and to reminisce on the experiences that lead me to this point in time. Can you believe a college hobby - blogging - led me to full-time photography and writing? After a handful of job rejection letters for work in my trained fields, I took a chance, incorporated my blog and skill set into my resume and sent off my first creative application. I was hired! From that point on, I haven't looked back.
‘Seizing Your Youth’ means exploring what makes you happy and chasing after it every chance you get.
I may be a polyglot, but I want to do more than translation/interpretation and I have proven that by perseverance and dedication to my passions. I'm sharing more about this dedication and creative confidence over at Carpe Juvenis today, plus what stumps me, what helps me overcome challenges and simply, the best advice I've ever received.
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