Friday morning I woke up feeling a bit bogged down with my to-do list. Every once in a while, things get so stressful that I feel like I loose sight of daily activities that the average person should be partaking in - getting some sleep & rest, allowing my thoughts to be idle ( …and not ALWAYS working on a project or thinking about work ), stopping for lunch, etc etc. So I decided to take an hour or two before I went into the office to do some online browsing and brainstorming for myself ( NOT for my clients ). Turns out an hour really isn’t much time to try and reconnect with yourself but…. I did walk away from it feeling pretty good and craving more me time.
So in my hour of “soul searching”, I decided to visit Kelli Anderson’s website. I’m pretty familair with her work but she had a lot of new projects up that were impressive and SO good, I mean… so good!! I also watched her Creative Mornings presentation ( watch below ). For the rest of the day, I had a much needed change of perspective. Looks like I need to get out of my own head every once in a while and look to others for guidance. Lesson learned.
p.s. After attending the AIGA Minnesota Design Camp, I have felt so challenged as a designer. Listening to accomplished graphic designers with a lifetime of amazing work was – intimidating? Yes. It was also incredibly eye-opening. It made me realize even more than I already know – that I have so much more to learn and work through. I instantly started reconsidering my business plan as a freelancer, how I could improve my project management skills, how I could make the experience that I am providing BETTER… Ahhh… all good things!