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I'm Asking: Does Your Career Fulfill Your Creative Needs?

I'm Asking: Does Your Career Fulfill Your Creative Needs?

The film Julie & Julia, which tells the parallel life tales of chef Julia Child and blogger Julie Powell, comes out today. Julie recently sat down with YumSugar and talked about her Julie/Julia project, where she cooked her way through Julia's cookbook and blogged about it. Julie previously worked a very corporate cubicle job in Manhattan and noted the project was about her "finding my vocation as a writer."

Sometimes a job is just a job, but when we're lucky, we find or create jobs and careers that also fulfill our artistic desires and skills. I'm excited to see the film because both Julie and Julia strike me as women who made inspiring careers for themselves. Are you lucky enough to do work that keeps your creative juices flowing?

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Advah Advah 6 years
It was sort of supposed to, but it's actually boring as f*ck.
luna08 luna08 6 years
Yes! It's kind of my problem right now. I'm doing exactly the job I dreamed of, designing and managing marketing initiatives, but the money isn't there right now (granted, it's a recession, and I've just moved into this work after "paying my dues", so the potential for money is there), and I want to move closer to family, and to a lower cost of living. It's hard to start looking for a new job when I walk out of meetings thinking "I'm doing what I always dreamed of doing!"
elle-j elle-j 6 years
No!
elle-j elle-j 6 years
No!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Unfortunately, I work in a very technical field. I have to do things exactly the same way all the time so the results will be accurate. Lab work is just kind of like that, I suppose. That's why I cook and bake and knit in my spare time...I can be creative doing that stuff and be by-the-book at work.
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