My biggest regret in life is not studying art in high school.
I knew that it was what enjoyed, but here’s the first lesson we were given:
Draw your personality.
Me – being the wannabe rebel that I thought I actually was – thought “#%&$ this” and changed to catering. Resulting from that decision, I now have two things:
Aforementioned regret and basic baking skills.
I always wanted to do advertising, but I thought that you needed to be artistic – so I decided to do a marketing bachelor’s instead. I’m now pursuing a master’s in advertising management, with the still-developing plan of working in planning.
I’ve recently realised that you don’t need to be able to draw to work in a creative department. Quite the opposite really:
In some cases, Art Directors can’t even draw!
But that doesn’t mean that I’m fit to be an AD one day.
Now – as I’m about to go into this industry with no artistic background – I’m developing a portfolio with the aim of being in creative strategy.
I’ve evolved, gritting teeth now whilst muttering foul language in the direction of teenage me.
This post was inspired by a previous #awscchat focused on the idea of planning. My plan to look “cool” and give up on art may not have come back to haunt me – but it easily could have.
Create – for yourself – and then follow plans that can lead to success.
That way you know you’re always heading in the right direction.
A path influenced by the plan that may just choose you.