A reflection on the strange industry I work in… and life…

Work has been strangely enough rolling in and I’ve been benefiting from the luxuries of the freelance world — good coin, good food, good coffee, good people and good variety.

Variety is arguably is the spice to life. It’s not essential, but it sure as hell keeps things interesting.

I stumbled across this quote recently,  which made me realise how important our work is in terms of life fulfillment. The sheer fact it occupies 40++ hours a week is one thing, but I think as humans we have an innate desire to be challenged and feel like we’re  being meaningful. And work seems to be the most measurable way to create meaning.

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I’ve always had an innate sense for what I don’t want to do, this idealism has often been a hinderance as I’m very easily dissatisfied. But I think in a way, this has been a blessing as it has kept me striving to pursue the unknown.

These dreams have never been concrete, or one goal per se, but just a strange desire or glimmer of an idea I follow somewhat blindly.

And I’ve discovered I love what I do. What exactly that is I’m still working out.

But I love that beneath the glamour of the Film/TV/TVC industry it is indeed not that glamourous at all. It’s a bunch of tenacious people working collectively. But I like these people. I feel like they are my people. We gel.

I like that I am constantly challenged, constantly learning, and freelancing gives me room to do my own projects on the side.

Where will I be in 5 years? I have not the foggiest of an idea.  But I have a feeling it’ll be a good place. Call me a hopeless idealist, but I believe in dreams and intuition, and think we do best to follow these.

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