Twenty twelve has been a year of the some of my highest highs and lowest lows. I made it to that plateau that seemed so far off growing up only for another to appear. I got my first job in the industry and was part of a dream project that I never thought I'd get to be a part of. After that project ended though I began to question whats next and how to move forward and how to deal with leaving behind a studio I'd spent the last year working for a studio that was much more then just a job it was a family of sorts. I was finally around individuals that understood my gibberish that most people just don't understand. Once that had ended and the days of unemployment dragged on I began to wonder what I really want to accomplish in my career. To which I still haven't really found my answer. When I was young I assumed by time I reached a certain age I'd have it all figured out.
Here I am at twenty-four and nothing is quiet how I pictured it. My views on the world and life aren't what they once were and I find myself distanced from old friends whom I can't seem to relate to anymore. Yet even with these changes the things I've done and what I've accomplished in the last two years still leaves me both grateful and completely dumbfounded. I've worked with the best, been part of art shows around the world, worked on projects that were very near and dear to myself, and been published in various books and magazines.
These last few months of downtime gave me the chance to really reflect on whats next and while at the moment there's nothing in sight. I start the new year with a sense of determination. To take that next step in my career whether that is a leap or a skip something will have to change. I can no longer stand by so leisurely. Whatever the new year holds in store for me I look forward to its challenges and with that good luck to all in this new year let it exceed our expectations.
Listening to: Five Iron Frenzy