June: The Month of Hustle
It's May 31st and I'm currently curled up in Uncommon Coffee Roasters in Saugatuck MI. Theres this beauty that calls to me that include towns that are circled by some sort of waterscape. I remember coming to Uncommon for the first time and it instantly made me want to sit myself down at one of the tables and start writing a book. A fun fact about me is that I see everything as pictures, movie scenes, and phenomenons that could possible happen. I always think of how a situation can be turned into a movie, a book, a story. And yes, I do dream of that nautical in where I live where in a nautical town and help it develop but still keeping the whimsicality intact. I guess it's my upbringing in traveling around Michigan. We're surrounded by water and I would always love going to the places that we would find driving down the backroads. Someday I'll tell you the story of when I interacted with buffalo for the first time. Anyways...I digress... June is my birthday month and I take the whole month and do what I can to make it great. I take it as an initiative to do some self care and to be gentle with myself. June is a rather hard month for me since we lost Grandma Boyd and Grandma Gross pretty close to my birthday.
I probably sound like a broken record about post grad but hey...it's reality and what is actually happening in my current life. Thankfully to my friend Heather Spooner (if you're reading this, hey girl hey) she snapped me out of the intense rut that I dug myself into. As a creative, I've worked myself to the brim and intensely focused on my craft and making sure that everything is as perfect. With it also being stressful and wanting to find that niche that I find myself appealing to, I started to fixate and let me tell you...I was going bonkers. As I said, thanks to Heather for smacking me out of it (not physically). She told me that it's okay to walk away from things and let things happen and that what I'm looking for doesn't need to be found, maybe it needs to find me. Her words instantly took me back a notch and put me in a place where I felt life again. Trust me...I love being with my parents but sometimes, when you're raised in world in where design doesn't exist, it's hard to talk about what a post grad designer is going through.
As I write this to you, and reflecting on the month of May, I'm told that I don't need to know everything right now. I just need to keep going and moving through the obstacles that are ahead. I may not enjoy floating in this world, but that doesn't mean that I can't float with hustle in my back pocket. This month will hold some fun projects that I've been keeping in my back pocket and I can't wait to show you what's coming.
For now! Let's get this show on the road, and let's get hustling
"Hey! I'ma keep running cause a winner don't quit on themselves"