Wednesday, December 06, 2006

studio week.


Studio week is here. I really cannot believe that I am at the end of my second to last quarter at PC. This has been a most bizarre quarter...I'm ready for it to be over...I have hit a saturation point with my work, my attitude, my motivation and I am tapped out. I just want a break...to be away from all of it. I know I'll get past this funk and it is all part of the process (blah blah blah) but for now, this is where I am. I think it is time for an adventure completely unrelated to the world of design...a change of scenery...as much as I love and crave routine, I am yearning for a break from it. I want to see something new. I want to see something other than Peachtree Road and the walls of my apartment. I don't know what that is, but I know I want a change. I have a tendency to hyper-focus and push push push myself...then I hit a wall. I am face to face with that wall right now. I have no choice but to get through it and do my work regardless, but I fully intend to get into some sort of trouble over my break that will, hopefully, breathe new life into my soul.

13 comments:

minus five said...

you should come out to brooklyn for a few days. it will definitely provide you with a change of scenery and a mild amount of entertainment.

mel said...

(excuse my site reno and I don't have a kool blog.)

I got your name and blog via Debbie Millman's blog, who I had a chance to meet here in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on a couple of design functions.

re your last 2 blogs ... career wise ...

You need to believe in yourself, your work and, more importantly, you have to enjoy what you are doing.

I'm about 15 years or so in my marketing career and finally I am beginning to see and enjoy the fruits of my labour, and still continuing to learn and grow. Win. And lose some. Hopefully win more than lose.

I don't believe one can advance in their career not enjoying what they do.

I associate business work like sports. Take away the glamour and money in work / sports, will the work / sports still be fun? Can you work / play if it was for free? Some pros can and some cannot. Some are just in it for the money, which shows in the end.

It's also a lot about ego. Both business and pro sports produce players / employees who think that the team / department will not go on without them. I guess the more you believe in your talent, the more egotistical one can become. I saw it in every company I worked for and every sports team one follows.

But it all comes down to believing in yourself and having fun doing it.

Anyway, that's my 2 cents worth (Canadian currency too ; ).

cheers,
mel.

minus five said...

why is debbie millman passing your name around and not mine? i've had a steak lunch with her and you've never even met her. dang.

MCALDWELLC said...

I'm linked on her blog, goofball.

minus five said...

yeah, well, so am i and i was there first.

MCALDWELLC said...

well that is where he got the link and randomly came to my blog.

minus five said...

he should have come to mine first.

mel said...

that's hilarious.

*<:o}}} Ho Ho Ho

mel said...

Okay, I was on Minus' blog and she rocks.

Spiderman 3 shoot in her pad.
And her paintings remind me of Edward Munch meets Tim Burton, uber hip.

minus five said...

mel: you are my new best friend. mary isn't a dedicated blogger like i am. you should leave your comments over at the minus five and ditch her completely. she only updates once a month.

mel said...

huh?
really.

Okay, I'll go over.

minus five said...

mel: in our blog circle we are always mean to each other on purpose. its how we make friends in america.

mel said...

minu5ive is the new black.

hell, Canada only has 3-down football ; )
The only football field with two 50 yard lines, and a 55 in the middle ... seriously.

okay, post a football entry and I'll be all over it.