Becoming a designer…or not

It’s not easy.

You know that feeling when you have decided you want to start something new and you are excited and you think about it all the time and you are like “yes! I can do it”
And then you dive into it and you are still excited and enthusiastic and you think “yes! I’m starting to learn about this thing, it’s so cool” and the further you proceed in your learning process the more you start to feel “oh man, what have I gotten myself into? I’m never going to make it.”

Yup, that’s where I am now. I felt so excited about learning more about web design, UI/UX design and it’s not something completely new to me. I have been building websites since forever, but I was more involved in the technical aspects, not the front view, the design.

I feel overwhelmed and I doubt and I question myself. Will I be able to make it? The motivational answer is “Yes, of course, don’t give up”

The real question is…”what was I thinking?”

But I’m not ready to give up yet.

Do you relate? Have you felt the same?

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Creativity, whether you are a designer, a writer or an accountant

Up until recently, I thought I was not a creative person. By creative I refer to the design point of view. Keep reading and you will understand what I mean.

I’m not a web designer yet, but I aspire to be.

Well nowadays you don’t say web designer, you say UI/UX designer which is more accurate.

Anyway, back to creativity. I have come to the conclusion that we are all creative but we don’t know how to show it.

Creativity is inside of us and it doesn’t have to have the form of “design” or art.

Programmers can be creative. Writing code is not a linear thing so you can be creative and come up with a piece of code that helps you solve a problem in an amazing way.

I recently took a class in Skillshare that teaches how to draw. I did that course to unlock my own creativity. That’s what helped me reach the above conclusion because through the drawing exercises I realized that creativity is what we make it to be. No one gets to decide if we are or not.

My drawings were silly, but they were funny. They were unique.

And who says I can’t be a designer, in my 40s? No-one. And if someone does, well that’s your opinion and you keep it to yourself.

We might be taught by the society that oh if you are an accountant you can’t be creative. I disagree.

There are creative ways to solve accounting issues.

We are all creative and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.