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- Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:42:14 +0000
Not knowing isn't fun at all. It's stressful to think that you're wasting a lot of time, effort, money, blood, sweat, tears, and health to get nothing from it.
Honestly? No one knows whats going to happen and that should be the fun bit. Take it in stride and work hard. With a little bit of luck, things should work out
Fair enough but in all honestly (not to sound cliche) but no one really knows whats coming next. So what im trying to say is go with the flow and have fun. Try not to worry too much (im right up in there with you unsure of whats gonna happen next but what I try to do is think about the positive things that can happen and although I prepare for the bad, i dont dwell on it.)
In all honestly, that kind of thinking is nice and all, but it doesn't pay the bills, or student loans.
In this economy, unemployment amongst recent college grads is at an all time high, and so are loans, utility expenses, and general costs of living. It's not a good combination, and almost everyone I know is nervous about what they're doing after graduation. Even my friends in engineering and business are really uneasy.
You can't go with the flow in the arts. You'll get swept away waiting for your big break to come. You have to fight for it, tooth and nail. Meet as many people in the industry as you can, and get your work out there in as many different ways as you can.
On the up side, Rinz, the fine art market is on the rise again in recent months. People are choosing to spend money on something handmade and meaningful rather than cheap and mass produced. Plus, art is getting marketed as investments as well. Creative business plans and multiple odd jobs are becoming the norm for college graduates, and many marketing firms and big corporations are actively headhunting arts majors. Our creativity, lateral thinking, and problem solving skills are things that businesses need right now, marketing and number crunching can be taught on job. I get at least 2 phone calls a week from companies responding to my monster resume wanting a creative communicator with foreign language skills.