Erin R. Windrim, Owner of Erin Rachel Designs
My advice for those who are considering a career in a creative field, such as Graphic Design, is to consider why you're drawn to this career and what you hope to get out of it day in and day out. Do you want to help others, or make people smile? Do enjoy problem solving using visuals? Is it simply a creative outlet and form of expression? All of the above? Determining first what specifically makes you passionate about your field will help guide you in the right direction.
As for myself, after freelancing for a year I discovered that I like to focus on Graphic Design projects that help individuals, communities, animals, or the environment in some way. Using this as my end goal always makes me excited to get to work. Looking forward to your job on a daily basis is your key to success.