I despise writing. So I decided to start a blog.
Writing to me is like pulling teeth. I avoid it at all costs. Growing up English was my least favourite subject in school—math, art, history, geography and computer design were my favourites because I didn't have to string sentences together and I got to solve problems, make cool things and learn about our world. I don't understand why I don't like writing—but I'm sure it's just like when people don't like math (except the opposite problem for me).
Today I'm an art director in an industry that pairs art directors up with copywriters. For me, that means I don't really have to write (that much) because I always have a work bff that does most of that for me.
Why am I writing a blog and why would anyone care?
Honestly—selfishly I'm doing this for me (typical millennial, right?) so that I can get over my fears of writing. The anxiety that I get before I start writing an email or even updating my portfolio is just getting quite silly and holding me back a bit. I figure if I start writing about the things I love about design, art, interior design, photography, and traveling I'll hopefully build up my confidence when it comes to word smithing.
If you're a writer, reading this might actually be brutal for you. But luckily if you're a critic and you get off pointing out flaws in people's writing I have good news for you. I'm totally open to your constructive criticism. How else am I going to learn? I've got pretty tough skin after working 10 years in the design industry and would love to learn from everyone. Feel free to leave comments on my posts if you have anything to share.
Let's get back to why you should care about any of this. Please don't come here for the excellent grammar and consistency of past tense / present tense — come for the curated art and design, travel guides, design advice and interior design ideas. I promise those will be worth the visit. I also hope to inspire others to combat their anxieties, air out their insecurities (because everyone has them amirite?!) and perform a bit of self help once in a while.