Motto of the year: Create the type of work you want to attract. Then repeat.
I believe, when you're not doing the type of work you desire at your day job, you have to get out of your comfort zone and go look for opportunities to create. I decided to participate in a couple of poster design contests in a moment of creative restlessness.
Featured submission in Smashing Magazine’s Redesign the Web, Redesign the World poster contest.