All thanks to Allah, the Almighty, for the existence of this blog, and how it has well documented my growth as a human being. It is okay to be flawed, because a few years down the road, you will look at it and accept it as part of a journey.
I am enjoying how my journey has become thus far. Not perfect, not an A-lister, but to be able to witness how far I have grown in terms of my perspectives and way of thinking, is a beautiful thing. The sad gloomy days where I doubted myself to the point where I wake up feeling anxious and self-pity, are just a waste of time. I want to learn to see these emotions as an object, or something I hold distance to me, and be able to control how I want it to affect me. Just like the movie Inside Out.
Today I was blessed with this outstanding unbelievable interview video on Youtube that I stumbled upon. Yeah, I watched the entire one hour plus video because it was so benefitting. How can I not see that I am not the only one with this dilemma in life. I think this will benefit those people like me who are pursuing a creative job. Super inspiring. Heck, I think this suits everyone, because it teaches you to pace yourself, without competition, and motivates you to achieve your goals, practically and objectively. My view on Sylvia has changed tremendously! And to be honest, Andie did a great job with the pre-interview research and making the interview a comfortable process.
Life is unlike binary numbers. There are no right or wrong ways to lead your life. You have to go through the hard way of finding out what suits you, by taking leaps of faith. I think creative people are like the disruptors of the ‘binary’/black and white structure of life. Some might not support that decision to be creative, maybe because they are not daring enough to bend the rules, or they are just not aware of such different perspectives. I see myself as the ‘rebel’. If people say no, I would do the opposite. Why? It is so thrilling to experience something new, to be different. Some do not support my decision to pursue this, but that actually motivates me to educate these people. On how being creative helps you see new perspectives, think smartly, live with a purpose-driven life. This is such a huge milestone and a very vague goal, but will Allah’s will and my own confidence, I will slowly build this up.
My execution might not be perfect. I may not be Masters of any, but I am always willing to give things a shot, always thinking of new ideas, always trying to understand things. I’m tired of thinking that I am a loser, because I am not.
It frustrates me how people view insignificantly of what being creative can do. I am a Communication Designer, who aims to help and educate people, through creative thinking and solutions that are purpose driven. By no means am I a Master of any, but I believe in my resilience and enthusiasm to generate ideas and make them work. I want to be in an environment that allows me to be critically challenged and grow with an open mind, yet values my voice and opinions. My goal is to focus on getting the right message to the right audience, with visuals that flirts with the brains and not the eyes of humans. It’s such a nice thing isn’t it, to allow people to see things in a different light.
Gosh, how do you sell ideas and not skills? I think I need to cater my portfolio to that.