Better Late Than Never
Let's begin with an intro;
Dream Job: Letterer/Designer
They are the basics, so we can build from there. I want to use this blog as a place to keep myself motivated and encouraged. I'm terrible at telling myself I can't do something before I've even tried so I'm hoping to use this little space on the web to keep myself in check and keep going with my little dreams. This space will be where I document my ongoing passions i.e. design, lettering, drawing, reading/book reviews, meet ups, little triumphs and so on. I want to constantly be learning things about the design industry I want to be a part of, but also myself. Personal growth and development should be something conscious and present I believe, making sure you're the best version of yourself so you can live the life you want instead of being jealous of others (guilty).
This is a hefty first post, so I'm pretty grateful if you stay long enough to read it! I'm going to kick off this blog with a list of my general intentions. Naturally, intentions run off into little sub-intentions and so on so here are the general ones I want to implement right now.
This year I want to have some conscious intentions, or goals, or targets/ whatever they are to be called. I have so many things I want to do, and my head explodes whenever I attempt to put it in order. My head tells me I don't have enough time, when all I need to do is prioritise. I know I'm not living in the moment, I worry too much about the next one and how it will affect the next and so on.
So my intentions naturally are going to start with a
conscious effort to relax more.
If I relax and allow myself to do things that make me happy then I can definitely achieve something. I have a tendency for over-stretching myself and committing to too many things which inevitably leads to burning out pretty quickly. Self care is something I've been working on a lot over the past months, after realising how important it is to look after myself.
This leads nicely onto my second intention which is
to do more of what makes me happy.
By getting stuck into something for a change instead of planning to and then never actually doing it, I can start the ball rolling and get back into the routine of executing ideas as well as thinking about them. I am bursting with ideas for things and can see it all in my head but when it comes to getting it out of there I go blank. So my intention of doing more of what makes me happy will hopefully create a habit of doing that and building a stronger and more positive mindset for myself (always a bonus to have a happy head).
Another intention of mine is to continue to
get myself on track for a healthy lifestyle.
My intention is to get more active and create more energy which in turn will help me in other areas of life (or so everyone claims) so I'm aiming to see how true that is and hopefully get to a very happy place within myself. This will include cleaning up my diet, my mindset and my work-life balance. It will be an ongoing journey, so all I need to do is keep that in mind and not beat myself up if I miss a day.
Another thing I want to do this year is
I miss uni and college a lot because I had work to do and there was purpose behind the projects I was doing. I've been trying to redo some of the projects I did back then, to see what finally sunk in and to see how my style has changed since. Program based skills as well as hand crafted skills will be the main agenda. For this I'm going to have to divide my time between them and be kind to myself if I feel I'm going slower than I could go.
I'll be making a list of the things I want to learn, and hopefully start ticking them off.
Thank you if you stayed long enough to read this!
What are your intentions? I'd love to hear!