Wow, a lot has happened within the past year that I have failed to update on! Probably the most significant is me getting a graphic design job with Hub Group (shout out!). Recently I have also been accepted as the Events Chair on the Board of Directors for our Alumni Association! I was very excited for this because one of my major goals is to not only become more involved in the graphic design community in Chicago but to also become more well-known among my peers and professionals. Even more recently, I had surgery on my finger for a condition known as Dupuytren’s Contracture (look it up to have a better understanding). Because of that surgery, I have had a very long and tiring week, but hopefully it’ll be worth it in the end!

A lot has been going on, but I also feel like I am falling behind. This might not make too much sense to some people who know that I basically had the chance at 3 different full-time jobs after I graduated, 2 of which were graphic design jobs and 1 of which I happily accepted. However, I am the type of person who always has to push herself to do better. It doesn’t help that I see my future self as happily famous, a vision that not many people can or will achieve in their lifetimes, but it’s hard for me to accept my life as it is right now, even if it is a good one. I have set my goals for this year, and hopefully I can kick my butt into gear to reach them! Some things I would really love/need to be doing are to:

  • Update any older projects by fixing mistakes, making them look more professional, etc.
  • Take online classes (Skillshare?) to sharpen my skills or find new ones
  • Make up projects for fun/better my portfolio
  • Find hip-hop dancing (or any type of dance) classes when I’m more physically able
  • Move out
  • Get my ampersand tattoo


There is much more on this list, but those are the ones I am really focusing on. I think what happens with me is that I see all that I need/want to do, I get overwhelmed, and I consequently don’t do any of it. I’m also a perfectionist so my list never seems to end. Hopefully I can sort things out and take everything on slowly but surely so that I can begin the bettering process I have set out for myself. Wish me luck!

  • 39_emchba_89,
  • August 2, 2014

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