By trade, I was supposed to be an anthropologist. In high school, I knew so well that dealing with numbers is not my cup of tea. Instead, I always so in love with history and culture. Which then led me to choose Anthropology as my major in university. Interestingly, after I graduated, my later resume showed how I had spent many years in the advertising world as part of the creative team. The crazy bunch of kids, according to the account and media departments. Oh what can I say? It was fun and rewarding yet stressful working environment. It was kind of work hard-play hard department in an advertising agency.
Did I waste my education? Oh not at all. There is a strong connection between what I studied and worked for. People. Yes, it’s about observing and understanding people. I feel like I will always be a constant learner, a lifetime student when it comes about people. And it always be an eye opener for me on what I could learn after observing people, wherever and whenever.
Now, being a homebody who is living in a neck of woods on the foothills of Canadian Rockies, I don’t see much people. I live in a small town where everybody almost know everybody. So it’s not really fun to observe them on daily basis. Less intriguing, I might concluded.
The only good chance for me to wear back my observer hat is when I go travelling. Little bit different than what I did back then, now I observe people only through my viewfinder.