Life in the Fast Lane

A TRIATHLETE'S MULTISPORT ADVENTURES, TRAVELS, RANDOM MUSINGS, AND CHRONICLES OF HER OTHERWISE ORDINARY LIFE

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By 10:04 AM , , , ,

Today marks my eighth year in advertising.

Eight years. Blows my mind.

I've been around longer than a grade schooler's seven-year stint (or maybe not, if we're talking about the K-12 system).

A Povedan grade schooler.
I also wore that same uniform for seven years back in the day.
(Image nicked from Google and taken from here.)

It's been eight years of:
  • JOs
  • meeting deadlines
  • brainstorming
  • conceptualizing
  • writing
  • crafting
  • creating Keynote decks filled with ideas from key visuals to full-blown activations
  • agreeing to disagree
  • doing overtime
  • working on weekends
  • presenting to clients
  • getting their approval
  • or getting the thumbs-down
  • revising
  • revising all over again
  • preparing for pre-production meetings
  • supervising shoots
  • supervising recording sessions
  • soundtrack design
  • editing
  • color grading
  • post-production work
  • seeing your materials go on air/to print/go viral
  • preparing for pitches
  • pitch presentations
  • preparing storyboards for testing (stillomatics, narramatics, animatics — say what?)
  • attending FGDs
  • Tweeting, Facebook-ing, YouTube-ing, sharing, reblogging, reposting, "liking"
  • pizza and chips parties (and booze)
  • laughter and chikahan
  • karaoke sessions
  • crazy costume parties
  • award shows
  • workshops
  • flying to other countries
  • meeting new faces
  • saying goodbye to old friends
  • feeling good at the end of a rewarding day
During one of my first shoots.
I'd like to think that I haven't changed much since then?

It's been eight years, but I know that things can only get better. And crazier.

I wonder how life will be like two years from now, on my tenth year in the industry. 

Yikes!

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