2018 in 5 feelings
Thank you for submitting your 2018 feelings and how you will take it on for 2019. Overall: we’re all anxious, and we’re all trying to do our best. 💪
What a time to be alive! With social media reminding us how amazing everyone else’s life is 10x/day, we’re entering a phase in humanity where we’re constantly reminded of our shortcomings. And it’s not going to end. So, first:
Here’s how you ladies are feeling:
2018: 1. Taking risks jumping into the deep end - 2. Excitement for badass projects - 3. Anxiety - 4. Sorrow for a beloved aunt that passed, but realization she taught me what a female boss can look like, and that it's possible - 5. Gratefulness for what we've accomplished together as a team.
2019: 1. Intentional organizational growth - 2. Improve my leadership communication skills - 3. Bring on new clients/projects that excite and push the team (feed that creative need - 4. say no! more.
2018: 1. Grief - 2. Exasperation - 3. Fear - 4. Patience - 5. Hope.
2019: Lean into momentum.
Head of Account Management
2018: 1. Ladies rule! - 2. Exhausted yet exhilarated - 3. Conflicted - 4. Proud - 5. Shocked.
2019: Keep pushing boundaries together as good-will community. When we band together, anything is possible.
Executive Client Partner
2018: 1. Determined - 2. Vulnerable - 3. Love - 4. Overwhelmed - 5. Powerful.
2019: Be Outrageous and passionate.
Senior Account Executive
2018: 1. Growth - 2. Burnout - 3. DEI - 4. Success - 5. Partnership
2019: Female leadership, how to make myself a better account manager, how to succeed on my own terms, not my bosses or colleagues.
2018: 1. Stress - 2. Relief - 3. Disconnected - 4. Empowered - 5. Hopeful
2019: First, better self care—for me and my fam—this encompasses lots of things from travel to food to relationships to therapy. Second, build up others at my agency, in my life, and in my community. Last, continue to be an example of a bad-ass, strong, confident, compassionate, supportive woman for my kids. 2019 is going to be a big year for me. I’m leaning into change and embracing challenge. I’ve got this.
Freelance Creative Director
2018: 1. Incredible accomplishment 2. Unparalleled passion 3. Disrespected/Rejection 4. Burnout 5. Balance/Enlightenment
2019: Continue to make space and time for self care. To work on aligning my work with my values.To speak more and do more in the community. Launch my own business.
Art director (Canada)
2018: 1. Having a voice - 2. Being brave - 3. Taking to the next level - 4. Burned out - 5. Need a break"
2019: 1. Give no fucks - 2. Be heard - 3. Get Hired - 4. Do great work - 5. Success
2018: 1. Frustrated - 2. Jealous - 3. Bored - 4. Doubtful - 5. Lost
2019: Find power within myself again. Do things that scare me a healthy amount. Just do things, period. Less watching, more making.
2018: 1. Frustration/anger (which transitioned into apathy) - 2. Tired - 3. Desperately searching for more hours in a day - 4. Fulfillment outside of work - 5. #blessed
2019: I've got just as many hours in a day as everyone else, and I'm grateful for so many things and opportunities. My goal is to make better use of my time so I can dedicate more towards the personal side projects and hustles that provide me a greater sense of success, pride, and happiness. Then, to use that as fuel to move my career forward.
Design Associate (Germany)
2018: 1. Emotional turbulence - 2. Baby steps out of the comfort zone - 3 .Big scary changes - 4. Follow good people - 5. Be good people.
2019: Be less scared of uncertainty and do more.