I’ve always felt I had an eye for beauty & good design, I’m obsessed with typography, and I’ve always loved computer design, so it made sense for me to major in graphic design in college. That didn’t work out in the long run for a couple of reasons… but even though I switched majors, I was still able to take some really good introductory classes and build upon my albeit amateur knowledge of the subject. I had one fatal flaw, though… Never believing I was good enough. To this day, I still sometimes have that problem. It’s a shame really… but I’m working on it in many different aspects of my life.
I’ve been doing a lot of introspecting lately. It’s sort of that almost-quarter-life crisis where I start questioning everything about myself, my career, where I’m going in life, that sort of thing. The main things I’ve realized are: a. I worry too much about things I can’t control; and b. I over-think everything, think too far into the future, etc. It’s kind of a problem. I love being ambitious and having dreams, but I think I’m just unnecessarily stressing myself out instead of trusting myself and my capabilities. I need to start living more in the present. I want to keep growing in all areas of my life, but it has to start with small changes each day. Sure, I’d like to lose 40 pounds, but instead of getting overwhelmed by that lofty goal, I need to break it down into smaller, more achievable goals. Sure, I want to have an amazing career and develop my professional skills, but I can only do that day-by-day and by continually working at it.
I am, without a doubt, a work in progress.
So during my pursuit for inner peace and self-awareness, I find that quotes can really inspire me. It’s funny how you can stumble upon something that is exactly what you needed to read. Here are just a few of my favorite Pinterest finds (that combine great quotes/advice with design) that have resonated with me lately:
So this is a promise to myself – to continue to grow & become the best version of myself, but also to not let the little things get to me, to worry less and trust more, and take things day by day. Live in the present. (I also really want to try yoga soon.) And maybe I’ll even take another graphic design or photography course sometime. Life’s short – make the most of it, but most of all, ENJOY IT.