There is a lot of weight that comes with the word “creative.” People expect a lot from you, or very little. The idea that creative minds are somehow less deserving of respect or wages is atrocious. However, the idea that creative minds should be worshipped is also bizarre.
We begin our lives as children who are encouraged to be as creative as possible. “The sky’s the limit!” But as we age, adults rein in that imagination and lust for other-worldly connections. Why? Because we “have to grow up?” What does being as adult have to do with creativeness, or lack thereof? How come we teach these qualities out of children? Perhaps because adults can’t fathom other adults living their creative dreams?
Possessing creativeness as an adult is only celebrated in a few instances; small doses (like organizing the office space with something outside the box) , celebrity status (though many can argue that many celebrities aren’t creative, but only employ teams of them to keep appearances), and as hobbies. Why is it frowned upon for adults to hold careers where their creativeness shines, without being a celebrity?
That was a long-winded intro. Especially when my main point is that I’ve lived an adult life trying to grab hold of a career where my creativeness would be celebrated. This is why I’m adding “creative director” to my resume. I’m not going to stop modeling, and I still have my day job. But, I am very excited to be working on my creative director portfolio and resume. I figured it was time to gather all of my skills into one career path and this seemed the most natural.
Do what you want. Do what you love. Love what you do.