How To Figure Out What You Actually Want

Adam Westbrook
4 min readApr 22, 2024

I grew up knowing what I wanted to do with my life. But then I turned 35 and discovered that my education had only prepared me to get so far.

I thought: “Oh no, I don’t know how to be older than this.

The past four years have been about trying to find a new direction, with the increasing urgency of age. After years of dilly-dallying and experimentation, 40 fast…

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Adam Westbrook

Video artist working at The New York Times. I write a newsletter about visual storytelling and creativity. https://adamwestbrook.co.uk/