My Business is to Create

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I went through a bit of a crisis after I graduated with a Creative Advertising degree.    

Do I really want to do this for the rest of my life? This? What even is this? Am I really prepared for a real job? Where do I want to live? Where do I want to be? How am I ever going to get there? Am I really capable of this? Does anyone really know what they're doing? What does my degree even mean? Who even am I? Where is the internet actually? And how do dogs know to look you in the eye? Like how do they automatically know that? No one told them! How intelligent are dogs that they figured to look you in the eye and not at your hands or at the top of your head or any where else. So smart, dogs are. Cats too.  Cats maybe smarter because they actually know to clean themselves. Is my cat smarter than me? Everyone else and my cat are smarter than me.

Apparently this thought process is common among recent graduates? Oh poor post grad brain.  After scrambling around for answers in blogs and books (and finding my two 

favorite sources: Levoleague.com and the book 48 Days to the Work You Love), a fellow student gave me a piece of advice I have taken to heart.

"Just think about what you have to do this year."

 I can do that.

I can take the next step, instead of anticipating  how the next 3,000 steps are going to be.

And in doing that, I rediscovered a love for what I had received my degree in.   

Many people this new year are talking about their word for the year.  I have found my word, and I plan on following it to some exciting places.

Happy Creating!

Lauren Bell

From the Blueridge to Belgium, an intern traveling 5-9, for one year in Europe

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