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How I\’m Getting Back into (design) Shape

By May 15, 2020No Comments

Project: Gain 10lbs of Design Muscle

It has been a full two months of quarantining during the coronavirus crisis. Two months of hearing myself able to think is both beautiful and terrifying. I’m no longer surrounded by a busy and noisy open office, no colleagues to ask about weekend adventures, and no eyes watching over me to make sure I’m on task.

Redoing my portfolio = dying my hair

I made a very bold, maybe even impulsive, decision to scrap my entire design portfolio website.

Expectation: If I rebuilt it from scratch I can celebrate how much I have grown in my career, I can add new projects, and maybe it will reflect the more mature version of me than a whole year ago.

Reality: Me to me: THIS IS TRASH, why I am not where I want to be, where do I even want to go,

Ah yes, my beautiful, annoying imposter syndrome made it’s appearance to give me any and all reasons why I’m not good enough.

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I made a very bold, maybe even impulsive, decision to scrap my entire design portfolio website in hopes that if I rebuilt it from the ground up I can reflect on how much I have grown in my career, how I can improve it,

Therapy helped me understand panic and how to be mindful

I made a very bold, maybe even impulsive, decision to scrap my entire design portfolio website.

Expectation: If I rebuilt it from scratch I can celebrate how much I have grown in my career, I can add new projects, and maybe it will reflect the more mature version of me than a whole year ago.

Reality: Me to me: THIS IS TRASH, why I am not where I want to be, where do I even want to go,

Ah yes, my beautiful, annoying imposter syndrome made it’s appearance to give me any and all reasons why I’m not good enough.

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