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I’m a middle-aged, mid-level creative at a midsized agency in the Midwest, turning out middling creative for a middle-of-the-road client. Greatness awaits...elsewhere.

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You are me, except I am even less mid-level.

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Maybe greatness awaits in your life outside of work? Your work shouldn’t define 💯 percent of your identity.

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Serious question, but trying to be snarky: did you start your career late? If you’re a middle-aged ACD you’re either a transplant from another industry later in life, or you’re not overly concerned with title. Which is fine—I’m a CD with more years of experience than your “average” CD and have never been one of those political backslapping ladder climbing types—but I’m also middle aged and if i we’re still “just” an ACD I’d be wondering why.

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Thanks for the transparency... i’m always curious to see all the different career paths people take. How many years total have you been working in this business? And for what it’s worth, I did not go to ad school and even though I am technically, experience wise, probably an executive creative director, have run my own agency, etc., I am “just” a creative director albeit at a very good/“name” agency right now. Sometimes things like title become less important as you get older...quality of work, life, colleagues, pay 😁, etc

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Charles Bukowski didn’t get published until he was 50.

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Ah.

You’ve probably got a family though and you’re bringing home a paycheck every week. Don’t be so hard on yourself .

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Are you married? No? Move to New York. Yes? Enjoy the cost of living and pace of life in Nebraska. Everything has benefits and drawbacks

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