Alison Garwood Jones

Your dream job after 50?

July 24, 2018

PEN JAR PRODUCTIONS, TORONTO: Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of folks on Instagram and Facebook expressing a resistance to certain persistent social markers: #MarriedBy25 has been revised to #MarriedBy35, and beyond. #DreamJobBy30 is also getting plenty of pushback.
That’s why I thought I’d do a cartoon for you describing a recent episode in my work life. It revolves around getting discovered for doing what you love at any age. Sure, it’s about having a digital strategy (study up on SEO, friends), but more than that it’s about putting the work and the enjoyment of making ahead of a determined and desperate campaign for attention.
Do what you love and the money will follow is true some of the time. I’d say it’s true enough of the time to make it worth the effort. Don’t forget to negotiate if the budget you’re being presented seems too low to you. #KnowYourWorth #LeanIn
You can see my latest set of illustrations on display at the Kimpton Hotel at 280 Bloor St. West (at St. George). Go past the front desk and turn right.

My thanks to Joel Hunking of Mason Studio.

#HotelLove #TheAnnex #Toronto #YYZ #TheSix #HotelGram #KimptonLove #TorontoLife #DowntownToronto #TorontoIllustrators #PentelBrushPen

2 responses to “Your dream job after 50?”

  1. M.Fletcher says:

    Thanks for sharing that, Alison. I love this: serendipity…it entered the perfectly set stage! I’ll try to stop by the hotel when I visit Toronto next week. Bravo, dear Ali.

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