As some of you might know, I'm in the creative industry as an architectural designer, and I've been going through my ups and downs as an individual through my burgeoning career. I forget that I've only graduated three years ago, and I see people that have been out of school for a decade and compare myself to them, which, inherently I know is only detrimental to my own psyche. I see my own work and think that it's not 100% what I wanted, but what now?
A brilliant man named Ira Glass has kept me going. Some of you may know his quiet, brittle voice from the incredible podcast, This American Life. He's taken on roles such as executive producer and writer, but he'll always be the fave (or voice) of daytime radio in my world. His words on design and indomitable spirit never fail to lift me up from one of my quarter-life freak-out moments, and I just want to pass it on to you all of you.
Here is a brilliant video made by Daniel Sax that illustrates exactly the woes we go through as creative producers. The original audio of Ira Glass' interview as the main event. I've written the text below if you're more into reading.