I was embarrassingly out of breath as I huffed and puffed my way up the stairs to campus on Wednesday, wielding a portfolio folder bursting at the seams with my entire body of work created during my time as a design student at SDSU. And thus marked the beginning of my final semester of college.
This is it. All those years finally coming to a close. I’m excited and inspired and terrified and wildly eager to dive into the world that is life after school. It’s incredible to think that I’ve spent the last 20 years and almost my entire existence in school, every waking day structured around class schedules, spring breaks, and summer vacations. To have my own time to figure out what to do with will be an adventure in itself.
In the mean time, I still have 4 months to soak up as much knowledge and experience and inspiration here at State before graduation. I’m taking a design studio course, a creative essay class, and senior portfolio. More importantly, I plan to push my skills and expand my projects farther than I ever have in the past, break down personal barriers that have prevented me from taking risks and experiencing growth, and finish out this chapter of my life with a bang.
In An Instant: 1// Midday creative meetings are great when you’re sippin’ bourbon with egg white and peach bitters. 2// Ghostly selfies. 3// In case you missed it, check out the nifty cigar boxes Dave and I made for his groomsmen. 4// Doggies begging for pretzels at creative team meeting. 5// Dave treated himself to the new iPhone and it’s got him taking all sorts of artsy photos. Love this one he snapped of me at our church’s after party. 6// A fresh new sketchbook for 2014. I hate first pages.
Links I’m Loving:
• How to Stop Giving a F@$% What People Think – Sean Kim (Can never get enough articles about DGAF-ing.)
• Top 8 Beauty Trends Men Hate – tadelesmith (Haha, so good! Especially after my appearance on Huffpost.)
• Land Your Dream Clients: Prove You’re Capable of Greatness Through Self-Initiated Projects – Nubby Twiglet
• 10 Tips for a Productive Life – A Beautiful Mess
• Super Low-Budget Fan Remake of ‘The Thing’ – Fearnet (Do I rave enough about how much I swoon over cheesy horror FX?)
Fast Forward:» I’m really looking forward to this creative informal essay class. (I’ll write more about why in another post!) Even though I write for my blog nearly every day, I feel like my life has been lacking creative writing.
» Business is really booming lately! I recently restructured my entire business model and it’s yielded incredible results. I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner! I’m so excited to work on the design projects I just took on.
» Dave and I are brainstorming some ideas if he were to start selling his UH-mazing homemade beef jerky. We already have so many ideas for branding and packaging that I can’t wait to expand on.
Words of Wisdom: “You’ll worry less about what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.” - David Foster Wallace
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