I’ve quit my job with aboslutely no plan for the future. Here’s why:
Right after getting my BA in writing arts I hit the road for grad school where I earned a MA in publications design. While I was still in grad school I got an amazing internship at an amazing ad agency. I’ll never forget the day I sent them my crazy email, subject line: If I don’t Intern For You I Might Die.
Almost three years later, I’ve experienced some incredible things, and have gotten the chance to go places most wouldn’t – for all of these things I am forever grateful to my colleagues and clients.
After staring at the sky for hours in Rittenhouse Square, and drunken chats with strangers on the benches of Frankford Hall, I’ve decided if I continue this career I’ve created for myself, I won’t be able to do everything I’ve ever wanted, and when I’m 87 and look back on my life, I need to have no regrets. So, in true MOXIEGUMPTION style, I’ve decided to take a ginormous risk and leave the advertising world to take some road trips and fall in love with whatever I want before I don’t have the chance.
WELCOME TO THE “CHASE NOTHING BUT SHOTS AND DREAMS TOUR 2013″
COMING TO CHICAGO, ATLANTA, AUSTIN, SAN FRANCISCO, CONNECTICUT, AND NEW ORLEANS.
So, what am I gonna do now?
I’m gonna find what makes me happy and do that.
Could be any of the following:
- work at a magazine
- be a barista for a minute to meet a hawt coffee-drinking stud
- move to london
- work at NastyGal
- make collages like nobody’s bidness
- see a lot of live shows
- write a screenplay
- take my little sisters to the pool
- go on tour with a band
- hike a mountain
open an etsy store
take a screenwriting class
learn about SEO
interview shadowscene, & Leila Baboi
work on a music video shoot
work on a magazine photoshoot
design a window display
read tons of books
I’ve always believed in being myself, never settling, and living life to the fullest. Back in May I took a Blogshop class to slap my creative self in the face. It was utterly inspiring to see Bri Emery (who is clearly a unique soul) work her style into something people want for themselves. She recently wrote a blog post about being age 27 – and I can’t wait to see where I am a year from now, but until then, I’ve got a little something to say to Bri Emery:
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
- Steve Jobs
“The greatest risk is risking nothing at all”
- Leo Buscaglia
“to be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human can fight and never stop fighting.”
- e.e. cummings