A few months back, I saw a link for an independent film called “Lemonade.”
Here’s the synopsis: More than 130,000 advertising professionals have lost their jobs in this “Great Recession.” Lemonade is about what happens when people who were once paid to be creative in advertising are forced to be creative with their own lives.
I was really inspired by the trailer for this movie (below) because here are these people that had one of those ‘big time bummers’ happen to them. They lost their job. For most people, that’s a pretty crushing defeat, and for these people it was too, but it’s what they chose to do with it that’s inspiring.
I know several who have lost their jobs recently and have seen varying degrees of coping skills. That’s to be expected, everybody is different. But another thing that I though about when I saw the trailer was, #1 I hope I don’t lose my job and #2, I hope it wouldn’t take me losing my job to try and get creative with my life. Obviously, I’d love to make my living at writing, but I’m not there yet. Who knows what will happen. I have a job, a family, etc. It’s all part of the journey. Even if I never make a living with my writing, it helps me on the journey and makes it a richer more exciting ride. I’d wager that most artistic types would agree.
Anyway, I wanted to call attention to this movie, which had its premier this past week, because of the inspiring stories contained within. Whether we’ve lost our jobs or not, I think it’s important that we all try to make the best out of everyday.