Your dream job after 50?
PEN JAR PRODUCTIONS, TORONTO: Lately, I've noticed a lot of folks on Instagram and FB expressing a resistance to certain persistent social markers: #MarriedBy25 has been revised to #MarriedBy35, and beyond. #DreamJobBy30 is also getting plenty of pushback.
That's why I thought I'd do a cartoon for you describing a recent episode in my work life. It revolves around getting discovered for doing what you love at any age. Sure, it's about having a digital strategy (study up on SEO, friends), but more than that it's about putting the work and the enjoyment of making ahead of a determined and desperate campaign for attention.
Do what you love and the money will follow is true some of the time. I'd say it's true enough of the time to make it worth the effort. Don't forget to negotiate if the budget you're being presented seems too low to you. #KnowYourWorth #LeanIn
You can see my latest set of illustrations on display at the Kimpton Hotel at 280 Bloor St. West (at St. George). Go past the front desk and turn right.
Hmm, I wonder if they need some pillows?
My thanks to Joel Hunking at Mason Studio.