The other side of Prêt à Voyager
This week I spotted a tweet by Tinker Elle (@elle91 ) posing the question, “Without using the title of your job, tell me what you do.” By the time I took the time to read the thread over 4,000 people had responded (it’s super fascinating). What I do is something I’ve been thinking A LOT about recently. I have anything but a straight forward career, so using a job title has always been a challenge for me. Even if I do say something like “UX designer” the majority of people don’t know what that is. And that’s only one small thing I do.
Hence you can see the challenge I faced when revamping my website. I needed to put together something that captures this untraditional path, while celebrating all the different things I do. It’s all the things I do that I get excited about. While at first I probably had some insecurity that I didn’t fit neatly into boxes (France LOVES putting people into boxes), I now see it as a super power. It’s a unique combination and perspective that only I can bring to a project.
So to answer the question I posed at the start of this post, I say I encourage curiosity and work with people to help get them where they want to be.
My site relaunch also involved adding new services. I wanted to make it clear that I work with companies (on cool projects or hosting workshops), as well as individuals (through creative consulting/coaching), and either option always brings a mix of skills, because no two projects are ever the same.
One of my favorite things I’ve added is a Deep Dive Exploration Day in Paris, where we not only spend the day exploring Paris, but it’s centered around whatever you’re working on (maybe it’s one project, or maybe it’s many) for a day of inspiration and exploration—on many levels. It takes my tours of Paris (which I’ve been doing for 5+ years) to the next level while combining my interests in a way that I think can really benefit people in a unique way. An alternative way to spark joy! ✨
It’s easy to get stuck in the rut of what you’ve always been doing, so the redesign gave me the opportunity to do what I do best: think differently and connect the dots. I suppose that could be another way I could respond to “the” question. 😉 Without further ado, check it out! anneditmeyer.com.
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