I went through a tough phase of having no clients and no work for about 3 months and it killed a part of me. My confidence went down and I realized how my brain was becoming more negative by the day. I was being tortured mentally because I wasn't used to being so financially unstable. I started relying on my parents for pocket cash and yup, I was so down. I was feeling some sort of shame and I couldn't take it anymore. I made the decision to give in to corporate slavery because I couldn't live that way anymore. I needed a consistent income, especially if I wanted to get somewhere someday. I also couldn't let go of my whole, "GO GET IT AND DO WHATEVER IT TAKES!" mindset. I started looking for design jobs that paid relatively well for a first time 'office person'. DesignCrowd contacted me and i went through 2 rounds of interviews. At the end, I totally got the job. YES! *fist bump
The biggest questions in my head were,  Am I going to stay happy?  Will I be able to keep up in an office setting because I know I don't do well in that area, especially if it's all day long?
It's my 3rd day today and I could say I see myself with this company. I'm doing some training at the moment, but the more they tell me about the company, the more I realize I made the right choice. I made the decision of finally straying away from the graphic design labor work [24/7] and find something that'll allow me to work WITH design. I still create things and work with clients, but my main focus is to potentially reach executive levels in the design industry. I'm always going to love drawing and working with photoshop, illustrator, and indesign. I'm always going to enjoy Art and Design, but it's time I do something more challenging and not be responsible for making designs all the time.
I'm enjoying the atmosphere and goals of this company. They have a good way of keeping their clients, designers, and employees happy, which is what I've been wondering about for a few months. This is a really good opportunity and I hope I grow with these guys. This is awesome! It's a little funny because I come home tired from all the information overload, but I wake up excited to go to work because I'm so ready to learn more and contribute my insights with these guys. The people in the office are so laid back and awesome, it's hard not to smile! They're a bunch of open minded people and I really like that. Good luck, Carms! Do what you need to do! Woot! Now that I think about it, I didn't really give in to 'Corporate Slavery' because these guys give a different meaning to the corporate world. They give importance to their employees. I really love that about these guys. They're really doing an amazing job.