This blog definitely has evolved over the last six months or so. It started as an “opinion” blog with the name “The Other Shoe.” That didn’t last very long. A particularly bad day at work caused me to rename it “Escape From Career Hell” and chronicle my efforts to move from obscurity in a cubicle. That lasted a little while, too, as I whined about my job and regaled in my discovery of all things Social Media.
Then, one day, I sat doodling during and my face from high school appeared. As days go by, this blog has evolved again into more of a medium for my faces. The majority of my posts anymore are of new drawings of my silly, little faces. Lately, I have wondered about the title of the blog. Should I change it? It really wasn’t living up to my initial intentions. Or was it?
Then, Hugh MacLeod posted this cartoon today that is so true for me. I am having so much fun drawing my faces and letting them express how I feel at the moment or as commentary on things. It is my little dig at “the man” drawing these faces from my cube.
As I ran this evening, the thought popped in my head that maybe, just maybe, drawing my cartoons is my escape. Not in a literal sense but in more of a psychological, spiritual, metaphysical, whatever sense. I may still be stuck in a cube, trudging away every day as a contractor but, as long as I keep drawing, I am free from the cube. I am escaping from career hell.
Thank you, face-guy (I really need to find a name for him) and thanks to all of you who read this blog.
How do you escape?