I feel like the evergreen "How did you make it big in your field" question always boils down to either 1) they got lucky 2) they worked a bunch of shit jobs until they got lucky lol

This is just an observation over years of reading professional's "when students ask me how I got here I don't know what to tell them that isn't gonna disappoint them" tweets, especially in the creative fields

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A lot of success stories are some permutation of "a thing I made got seen by the right person, at the right time, when an opportunity happened to be open" and that is unfortunately not something you can MAKE happen no matter how hard you work, but that shouldn't demotivate you

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Keep making your things, keep putting them out there, and while it's fine to hope something might come from that bcs it certainly may, don't forget to actively apply for opportunities you happen to come across that sound exciting and fun to you!

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And if you just want to do your own thing and build your own little house then dang son, DO that! I'm over here drawing smutty demon comics and it's been RAD AF haha

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