So, time for some honesty. I have been really excited to work on a new client project. It suited my interests and talents really well ... one short segment to be completed each week for up to eight weeks.
The first week was a disaster from the start. Lots of things up in the air. Client not knowing what it wanted, yet not open to many suggestions. (Stop me if you've heard that before!) Lots of pivots. (Blergh.)
When the dust settled, this week's project is complete ... there's a new direction moving forward ... and my skills/talent set are no longer needed. I'm getting my compensation for this one week, and that's that. I'm off the project.
To say I'm hurt and disappointed would be an understatement. I've been excited about this for a couple of weeks now. I know that it's nothing I've done or anything I could have prevented, yet I'm really angry.
The question I pose is this - as creatives, how do you move on from a situation like this without being totally jaded or cynical? Is there a way? Because I'm leaving on Fall Break tomorrow ... and I don't want to be in a bad mood. :)