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The word epiphany is bandied about a great deal. You could argue that it has now joined the upper ranks of cliché, proudly taking a comfy seat next to ‘upping my game’, ‘this would mean the world to me’ and the mathematically dubious ‘I’m going to give it 110%’. Oh, go on then – let’s also make space for ‘I’ve been on a journey’, which, ironically, doesn’t travel well.
However, epiphanies can and do occur. And, in my experience, once you’ve epiphed, it always seems so obvious.
At this point in time, freelancing isn’t a full-time occupation. I do okay out of it, for the work I undertake, although I don’t remember the fun part being an essential component. I mean, how many people find their jobs fun even part of the time?
Only…only now I realise that it does matter and I recall a conversation with our Dad, back when I was unloading lorries for a living. “No one enjoys their job,” he assured me. He then qualified it by telling me about how a Radio 4 programme only found one person who really enjoyed their job – a man who made wooden wagon wheels using traditional tools and methods. (This conversation would have taken place around 30 years ago, back in analogue times.)
I remember insisting that I was going to find a job I enjoyed, and how he’d gave me a knowing and slightly patronising smile, as if to say, ‘Yeah, good luck with that.’
When it comes to copywriting I’ve been a bit of a generalist.
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