This week, I’ve had many a revelation. I’ve realised that as much as I enjoy studying law, I enjoy creating more, specifically in the form digital content. This means a career change might be in need, and this can only mean one thing: onwards with the journey!
My career path changes every few weeks, but really, your 20s are the perfect time for you to be finding your true calling or purpose or craft. This means that your path will inevitably change, probably more than once, and that’s perfectly okay!
I’ve discovered that my true calling lies in the arts and I’ve demonstrated this to myself time and time again but didn’t truly tap into it until this past week. I’ve always loved the clean look of geometric shapes and lines; for me, simplicity and minimalism are key. I love the look of black and white with a pop of one colour. I love modern architecture because of the lack of ornamentation and the seeming simplicity of the buildings. My best friend, Scarlett, tells me all the time how exceedingly logical I am (sometimes I actually am a robot), and it shows in my artistic choices and preferences.
This week I’ve really struggled with finding inspiration and unleashing my creativity on the world. I’ve doubted myself for so many years that it became a habit of mine to look at a blank piece of paper, or even a colouring page, and say, ‘I’m just not creative enough to do it’. I’m normally a positive person and I don’t usually have that kind of attitude, but I didn’t even realise that I was actually the one suppressing my own creative confidence. Sometimes these self-doubts just sneak up on you and you can’t help but believe them because they’re internal. It was a huge epiphanic moment when I realised what I was doing.
This week was all about pushing myself out of my comfort zone and going for the artsy stuff, but it’s really dark out there and I didn’t bring a flashlight, so I’ve been feeling a little blind and bewildered. So, naturally, I turned to Scarlett, Ted talks, YouTube, and Pinterest for inspiration to get the creativity flowing. I’d say it’s worked pretty well so far and I’m starting to develop some sort of general aesthetic.
I can feel the excitement brimming, just waiting to spill over, at the prospect of being able to do art for the rest of my life!