Monday, May 21, 2012

Advice To My Younger Self...



What advice would you give your younger self?

I definitely would encourage 80's & 90's me to realize that being creative is a form of intelligence.

After being artsy my entire childhood (see my daring fashion choices!), I followed a path in college to do what I thought was "smart" and pursued academics leading me to law school.

While I devoured and adored my college education in the crazy competitive School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, it shouldn't have come as a surprise that the class in which I got the highest grade in the course's history was... African Art.



It has taken me years to reintegrate artistic pursuits into my life and career, and my creativity has led to me being an ideas person at my PR job.

Making time to blog, write, draw, and dream has brought so much happiness into my life, and I'll continue to make the effort to keep these passions part of my day-to-day.

Funny thing what you think intelligence is as a child... even more funny what people consider intelligence as an adult.

5 comments:

Ashley said...

Just saw your note to the tooth fairy on Cup of Jo! Hilarious!!! Sounds like your former self was pretty darn intelligent. :)

Prippy Handbook said...

As my Mom would say, I was "Sassy."

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Ashley!

Mandy P. said...

Oh, man. I'm right there with you...in so many ways. I did theater and art growing up, but gave it all up for more academic pursuits. In fact, I went just across the street from your program to the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown and now work in a federal agency's Budget Office. My off-time crafting/blogging certainly bring a fuller happiness to my life and make me feel like a more complete version of myself. Thanks for sharing!

Style Maniac said...

You were adorable. And smart. Love this post.

Prippy Handbook said...

Thank you, Doreen! I definitely had a mind of my own...