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Après Hiatus


Long time, no see, hey?

Yes, my bad.

The intentions were pure gold when I began this blog. I just read my first post from almost a year ago- ah, so young and ambitious!

These days… well, still young *winky face* but these days I like to think that I am getting better at focusing my zeal (mmm, that’s a tasty word, you’re welcome.)

Anywho, life update- remember that job I was so desperately hunting when I started this? No? Cool, that’s fine, I am entirely unhurt by you not being up to date with my cute blog compiled of literally three posts. However, I now expect you to go back and scope the other posts (there’s only two, you’ll be fine.) Where was I? Ah, yes, a year ago.  A year ago I was so fresh to this country, ready to make it big, start my design career with a poshy firm and be one of those very well dressed, city-dwelling, hipster designer types.

That is not what I am.

I don’t have a job in a poshy design firm. I do not live in the city. My success looks a bit different than I expected.

I make my own jobs, I am a full-time freelance designer. I live outside of Brisbane on acreage and work from wifi.

Life is good.

My goals and my vision of the future have changed. Through some unintentional soul-searching and forced reflection I have come to realize just how surface level thinking my initial ambitions really were. Not unrealistic, but certainly not potent or purposeful in the grand scheme of things. The why behind those initial goals and expectations was pretty much for the Instagram photos and validation for my kick-ass college professors, from whom I always sought to make proud. But, no longer!

There are far more important reasons to want to be successful in work, and in life. Mine? Well, these days I am far more concerned with helping people. And not for the praise (although, yes, that’s nice too if we’re being real) but for the fact that helping other human beings is kinda what makes the world go ’round. Just playing my part and trying to make this world a better place, right?

Is this the overall point I was trying to make?

(Points? Ha! We don’t need no stinkin’ points!)

We’re rolling with it. Helping people is far more purposeful and rewarding than the rapidly fleeting dopamine response to Facebook reactions. Also, it is entirely okay to change your goals, to change your mind under any circumstances for that matter.

Boom- meaningful points made! I think now I can post this with some sort of confidence that any reader might not find these three and a half minutes a complete waste of their time.

Before this tangent turns into a full-blown lecture, though, I am going to stop myself.

All I wanted to do was let you all know that I plan on ranting more often here and perhaps dropping a few nuggets of actionable or eye-opening advice now and then.

I am shy to post this, it has been some time since I have written. But I am going to, then I am going to post another, and another, until I am no longer shy to obnoxiously digitize my opinion an remotely interject it into the world. Some will enjoy it, some will care less, and that’s just fine. But! I really feel that I have some experiences that can help people who are in the position I was in not so long ago and if one person walks away from one of my posts inspired, then I will consider it fully worth the eye-strain and self-inflicted guilt to post regularly.

So! See you again soon, think about the importance of helping people and your unhealthy addiction to social media validation. (I hope I only get one like when I post this to my wall and I hope that it is from my mom. Just to prove a point I guess.)

Cheers then.

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