Being a millennial, I’m constantly trying to figure out how to navigate this climate that we live in. I hear stories so familiar about friends with university degrees applying for hundreds of jobs without hearing back from any. What are your perspectives on traditional career and life goals in today’s society and economy? Are traditional life and career paths viable in today’s context where jobs don’t exist, previous generations are unable to retire, employers are no longer loyal, and jobs have unrealistic expectations in terms of work/life balance?
What are your thoughts? Let me know!
Lessons learned: in everything you do always learn a lesson from it. This was a shoot I was hired to do a year or so back. I was thrilled at the opportunity, and jumped into it head first, without getting a contract. Fast-forward to many months after, and I still haven’t been paid for the job I shot. I was told that the vodka company hadn’t paid the company that hired me to do the shoot, and so they hadn’t paid me. Who knows if this is true, and honestly, it was like a $26 bottle of vodka so it doesn’t matter that much. Even though as a student, missing out on getting paid can seriously suck, it left me with a valuable lesson; ALWAYS get it in ink. And at the end of the day, I ended up with some pretty amazing photos and experienced a beautiful sunrise 🌞🤷🏻♂️
Do you ever feel like you’re stumbling around in the dark? I feel like this is the reality of “adulting” It’s pretty much a continual state of trying to figure everything out, while realizing how far off course you are. What is the right course though? What path are we supposed to trace as we walk through life? I often think about my own decisions. Would I have still made the same choices if I knew 8 years ago what I do now? And if I didn’t, would I be the same person I am today?I’m not sure.
I think I’m still in the process of stumbling around, hoping that daylight is coming soon. In the meantime, I suppose we’ll just have to live the best we can with the light we’re given; and maybe being our best ‘current’ selves is all we’re really supposed to be... All we can be expected to be...? -Confessions of another lost Millennial
Having a great conversation with @darrin_stevens this morning just reminded me again what’s truly important through all of this discussion of engagement, likes, and followers. It can be easy to get caught up in the frustration caused by an app, but I’m always reminding myself what’s truly important here. I think Darrin put it perfectly into words when he said, “I’m just beginning to learn the adventure should come first and foremost” couldn’t have said it Better myself. It’s great to grow as an artist and reach a wider audience, but let’s not trade likes and follows for authentic experience and adventure.