Reflecting On 2018
Coming into 2018, I never imagined a year so unpredictable. Ever so often when we lead the lives we do trying to make a living, it becomes so easy to forget to reflect and when we do reflect we only chose to celebrate the highlights for social media to see.
Not only are these highlights further from the true human experience but they also put unnecessary pressure on each of us to compare and count each other’s blessings while forgetting to recognize our own that right in front of us.
As an artist/creative it’s easy to fall into this trap and to be honest I myself have been guilty of putting myself worth as a creative on the work I get commissioned to do, the amount of big brands I get to work with or the amounts of likes I get. I’m learning that this has been a very short sighted perspective to have as a creator, by putting too much value in glory over impact.
Having resigned from my 9 to 5 as an in house Graphic Designer way back in October 2018, I’ve learned quite about this journey that I have decided to take.
I’m already learning that there will be some hard times and there will be some great times as well, and the hardest part is learning to appreciate both.
I say all of this to hopefully relate with some of you who are in a dark place right now to assure you that things will get better as long as you stay consistent, because you never really know when your next breakthrough may be.
I hope all of you have a great 2019 and may all your wildest dreams come true.