It was supposed to be designed to help those worried sophomores who were applying to the creative program feel at ease, but it was me who got the real benefit out of it.
What was great about this panel was that I was able to verbalize my thoughts about my creative process. Saying it out loud was important for me to realize how I am approaching my creative work. Based off the questions that were asked, I was able to talk about whether or not I was enjoying myself, do I freak out when I get writer’s block, what it’s like working with a partner, etc. Though I knew the answers to these for myself, saying it out loud helped confirm that I love being a copywriter. Working with a great art director is awesome, I watch great TV when I get writer’s block, and I sure as hell do enjoy writing.
I could never see myself doing anything else anymore, because what could I possibly make money doing that I enjoy as much as this? There’s nothing. Copywriting for life, that is, until I become a creative director. But that’s a while down the road.
Thank you naïve children, for helping confirm that I’m doing what I love.