Recently, the fabulous Tina Roth Eisenberg spoke at SXSW. Though I was unable to watch her talk live, I watched it a few days later. She said many great things but this is something I needed to hear.

Recently, the fabulous Tina Roth Eisenberg spoke at SXSW. Though I was unable to watch her talk live, I watched it a few days later. She said many great things but this is something I needed to hear.

2012 was a year of transformation for me. It was also the year I didn’t make any resolutions.
At the time, there was a lot of uncertainty and disappointment in my life. My only goal was to figure out how to be happy. This year, I had a huge breakthrough in regards to that.
It happened when I was working as a designer for a team that was nearly impossible to work for. After getting scolded by the team lead for something really stupid, I decided to take a ten minute break from working so I could finish my workday in peace.
In those ten minutes, I started a dialogue with myself that lead me to answer a very important question: what do I want my life to be? I’m not talking about writing down a list of fantasies or lofty goals. I’m talking about declaring a series of actions that will become the rules you follow to make your life wonderful.
I wrote down five rules on many pieces of paper. Then I put those pieces of paper in my wallet, all over my apartment, and other things I use regularly so I would be reminded of what’s important during those complicated moments.
As 2012 comes to a close, I feel my life is starting to become what I wrote down. Finally, a resolution I want to keep!

2012 was a year of transformation for me. It was also the year I didn’t make any resolutions.

At the time, there was a lot of uncertainty and disappointment in my life. My only goal was to figure out how to be happy. This year, I had a huge breakthrough in regards to that.

It happened when I was working as a designer for a team that was nearly impossible to work for. After getting scolded by the team lead for something really stupid, I decided to take a ten minute break from working so I could finish my workday in peace.

In those ten minutes, I started a dialogue with myself that lead me to answer a very important question: what do I want my life to be? I’m not talking about writing down a list of fantasies or lofty goals. I’m talking about declaring a series of actions that will become the rules you follow to make your life wonderful.

I wrote down five rules on many pieces of paper. Then I put those pieces of paper in my wallet, all over my apartment, and other things I use regularly so I would be reminded of what’s important during those complicated moments.

As 2012 comes to a close, I feel my life is starting to become what I wrote down. Finally, a resolution I want to keep!

Tomorrow, I leave New York City and New Jersey for Kansas City!
Though my excitement is increasing as the final moving day approaches, what has been hard about leaving is saying goodbye to those I care about.
It’s one thing leaving close friends and family. You know there will be tons of letters, emails, phone calls, and visits planned. Leaving people you are just getting to know is a whole other story.
There’s a guy I have admired for some time who I got to know a little better. The problem? He always seems to be out of my reach and my shyness has prevented me from telling him how cool I think he is.
This is what I’ve been wanting to say to him. Even if he doesn’t think the same about me, I hope he is aware of his greatness.

Tomorrow, I leave New York City and New Jersey for Kansas City!

Though my excitement is increasing as the final moving day approaches, what has been hard about leaving is saying goodbye to those I care about.

It’s one thing leaving close friends and family. You know there will be tons of letters, emails, phone calls, and visits planned. Leaving people you are just getting to know is a whole other story.

There’s a guy I have admired for some time who I got to know a little better. The problem? He always seems to be out of my reach and my shyness has prevented me from telling him how cool I think he is.

This is what I’ve been wanting to say to him. Even if he doesn’t think the same about me, I hope he is aware of his greatness.

Warm up lettering from when I was working at studiomates.

Warm up lettering from when I was working at studiomates.

I posted this a few weeks ago on instagram. It’s how I currently feel about their TOS.

I posted this a few weeks ago on instagram. It’s how I currently feel about their TOS.

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