I was sitting at the gate waiting to board my flight, in an idle boredom fashion I gazed at my phone. I received an email from an NYC agency who called me a few days prior about a Design Director role. “I shared your work and unfortunately, they feel your range is quite limited and not a fit for the work we do.” Now, I want to premise by saying this isn’t about my ego. I was not disappointed or did I want this position in the first place, but like most, I could entertain new opportunities. But by the mere articulation of this HR person’s words reminded me that I prefer to be not understandable.
In my 37 years on this planet I’ve finally come to this conclusion, I’m giving up.
Giving up on trying to “fit” in.