The Australian AdventureSeptember 05, 2016
Well, here we are. My very first blog post.
Hi mum. Shout out to you, I am assuming you will likely be one of the only people to read my blog for the first few posts.
I have been very excited to start this periodic publication for many reasons. First, because it is a great way for my friends and family to follow me on my great adventure traveling and living in Australia. Secondly, it is a great way to keep me thinking about and doing design work while I am not in school or employed by a firm. And thirdly, I aim for this to be helpful to those in a similar position as me. Studying designers thinking, “What on Earth am I going to do with this degree? But then again, what am I going to do with my life in general?” For those that have recently graduated and yern to travel or pursue some other dream before settling down (because settling down can be a scary thought, seriously.) It is important to me to provide some sort of resource to people in such positions because I remember all too well (like it was 4 months ago!) the feeling of knowing very little about life in the design world after the diploma. I would like to lift that veil. Well, as best I can anyway.
I thought it important to start my blog with my ‘why’.
Why, you ask?
“Because people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”
I learned this from Simon Sinek’s TED Talk (which I have included at the end of the post.)
In his brilliant presentation he explains the merit in beginning with your why. He talks a lot about Apple and how they use this method to sell computers. It is an extraordinary advertising tool but, I think of it also as a great way of thinking and as a pretty neat way to live your life overall.
Watch the video if you haven’t seen it before, it’s good.
I have this mentality, if you don’t use it you lose it, and that scares the crap out of me. So this blog is, hopefully, going to help me stay on top of my game in terms of creating content to post and talk about, using WordPress, my writing skills, and so on. You will inevitably be subjected to a whole lot of my creative endeavors and rants about job hunting. So, sorry, I guess.
It has been about 6 weeks since I landed in Sydney and began my epic adventure up the east coast of Australia and 2 weeks since I’ve begun to settle into my little apartment just outside of Brisbane. My main focus in life has been to find a job and do a whole lot of art/design projects since I have had a lot of downtime. I’ve begun to make a daily habit of yoga and meditation. All in all, I’ve been good. Thanks for askin’, Mum.