I hate being asked "what have you been up to lately?"
Instantly my mind races, do I give them some detailed response that actually gives their question some justice, or do I shrug, look down and just say something cool like "I've just been staying busy." I usually stick with the latter for fear that the person asking doesn't actually have the time to hear what I've been really up to. Maybe I am wrong for doing that, maybe I am being polite, who knows.
This past Monday I returned to work as a digital strategist at Access Ventures, an impact investment firm that's located in Louisville. I synced up with my co-workers and then immediately picked up where I left off. I really enjoy working at A.V. because I believe that the work we do, the work I contribute to, adds value to people, communities, and the world we all live in.
Outside of Access Ventures I've been trying my best to take more photographs with my Sony A6. I really want to refine my photography because I think capturing moments is imperative to storytelling. If I am being honest though, lately I have felt that my work is totally unimpressive. My joy has been robbed, and I am the one doing the robbing. I keep comparing myself to the people around me. I see how great they are and I can't help but feel like I am many, many miles behind. Perhaps I should not be so hard on myself, perhaps I should use these feelings to push me. Once again, who knows.
I have also been creating websites via Squarespace for a few different companies, which has been very interesting. I've noticed that there's a huge disconnect between business owners and digital marketing, and in many ways, business owners have been taken advantage of by the few that are digitally savvy.
I start my last semester at Boyce College on Tuesday, I am taking five classes, testing out of a sixth, and then I'll walk in May. I have a few different ideas in regard to what I'll be doing post-graduation but nothing is set in stone.
This has been my favorite song this week
I want to try new things, learn new skills, so if you have any suggestions or ideas contact me.