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What do you think about in the shower?

We’re all artists here, right? I can be frank about this then: are you doing what you love? I’m serious. I once read a 99% article that said to pay attention to what you think about in the shower. It will show what occupies your mind when you allow yourself the freedom to wander. We’ve all made the risky decision to align our careers with our interests, ditching conventional wisdom. But, even designers can get caught up in class work and teachers expectations and forget to make time for doing what we truly enjoy. College is the only time when we have complete control over our projects so let’s take advantage of it! Do you love photo manipulation? Do it! Do you love animation? Do it! You don’t need a class! While you’re in college, develop an expertise in something that really interests you. That will impress future employers and you’ll be more likely to find a job doing what you love.

Carl Jung said, “The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” The next time you’re in the shower, pay attention to where your mind wanders. You might be surprised.

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3 Comments

  1. Ppeter10 wrote:

    I can tell you that when I’m in the shower it helps me clear my mind and focus on my thoughs. I end up thinking about what i need to do for the day, think about random thoughts, relax, or you know, sing.

    Friday, October 21, 2011 at 10:02 am | Permalink
  2. galo wrote:

    You’ve only got one life so do what you truly love to do and excites you; you’ll live a happier life. I know that it’s not alway easy to do this but you owe it to yourself to try. I find it sad when I hear people not get excited to go to work or are just miserable about it.

    Friday, October 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Permalink
  3. ddunnema wrote:

    Interesting and definitely something I’m going to think about next time I shower. It’s sometimes hard to find time even for things we enjoy in our daily routines but it’s important to try to set aside time for creative practice as an artist.

    Friday, October 21, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Permalink