Posted on December 4, 2013
n a perfect world there would be time for everything. There were a few reasons why I wasn’t around last week, guys! Sorry about that. The truth is I wasn’t feeling very well. In the mornings I needed to change my focus from the blog, and I came home at night feeling brain drained. A lot has happened the past few weeks at work (no need to recap, nor it is interesting either, it’s just been very stressful), and though maybe this things should imply positive changes for everyone at the agency I just couldn’t (and to be honest, still can’t) help thinking about the load of things I do everyday, and still feel like I do nothing at all. I know maybe this doesn’t make any sense, and that’s why I decided to step away from writing for the past week. Didn’t wanted to write uninspired but most of all, I didn’t wanted to follow my weekly schedule possibly throwing cross thoughts and feelings here and there.
It’s amazing how in times of overwhelmingly stress you can either force yourself to step back and reassess your priorities, or run off from everything and everyone. For me it was about shifting my focus for a few days into creating something. I guess this began with my ‘Reality Check’ design, and from there I needed to make more designs, play with shapes, forms and colors and break away from everything that was going on around me. So, I’m working in my personal Manifesto for 2014. I can’t be wrong, if I feel like I can live the life I want.
December is here already! And we are about to wrap up another heap of wishes we made for this year. Did you make every wish or resolution happen? Now you know I’m not all peaches over yogurt & honey, but I’m working hard and I’m definitely closer to my dream than I was last December, and thrilled to be able to share it with you. Here’s what my 2013 wish list look like! How about yours?!
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Posted on November 20, 2013
ounds a little bit like “When life gives you lemons”, right? Like no matter what, it is up to you to turn things around. But you can change it to whatever you want: “When life gives you lemons… serves for a decent gin and tonic!” or “Get ready for this girl knows jugglery, babe!” you see? Funny thing is that I relate to the most difficult times in my life as key factors which forced me somehow in finding myself sooner that I had anticipated. Maybe if my family wouldn’t went through that financial storm back in 2005, I wouldn’t have looked for other ways to keep college in my life, so I wouldn’t have found modeling, least to say my surprising amazing interest in garment making. I’m pretty sure I would be alright, but would I be happy? Would my life had turn out to be this way – a way I’m absolutely in love with. When I began dating M, I was about to move with my sister for a while to NYC. I had almost made up my mind about finishing my fashion courses and just take off, leave everything for I don’t know how long. But deciding to stay and finish what I started was defining for my relationship. That was three and a half years ago, and I couldn’t be more grateful about how everything is today.
So what about you, can you see the amazing character forging story behind your most difficult times? For moving forward, we must appreciate the past but live it there were it belongs.
Middle of the week is already here, enjoy the rest of it!
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Posted on November 18, 2013
Ever since started blogging and thinking more and more about taking my hobby to a hole new level I feel like I’m living two lives. Back in september I wrote about aiming to be whatever we want, but still… Two completely different scenarios reign my days.
There’s the Adri who is joyful of things. Positive thinker. The designer and blogger who gets up by 5am… works on posts and ideas of new, better, revisited, reloaded, even remake garments. Polishes words, reread them. Again and again. Searches for more info for inspiration, and hopes to create great content for inspiring others… later in the afternoon she discovers yet another blogger out there living through his/her dream. So, with structure, doing this right from where one’s standing… it is possible.
On the other hand, and of course some days are tougher than others, but, there’s the more organized, more serious Adri living as a graphic designer who became an account executive for a respectful ad agency. I’m the link between the client and our design team. I make good relationships with clients, and I genuinely enjoy doing so. It’s my job to make them feel comfortable even when what they ask of us is not always up to our design standards, and that’s ok. I put the friendly face, the smooth voice to put fires down when things get bumpy. And there comes the tipping point: when I really like talking to a client which happens to be a great-could-actually-be-friends-hard-working gal and she asks “So, what do you like to do?” Then reality hits me. I want to say “I’m a graphic/fashion designer and blogger seeking to make a living out of those! (No wait, that didn’t came out right!)” . Each time this happens I end up asking myself: What are you doing here? And the next day something great happens at the agency which makes me feel somehow guilty for not appreciating my job enough, you know? But oh! I wish I could wash off the urge of doing things my way. The anxiety of spending my day writing and designing, and be patient about things unfolding on a healthy rhythm. However, we are allowed to be confused at times, have second or third thoughts about what we are doing. All that matters is not giving up, no matter how long it takes.
Keep wondering, wishing, dreaming!
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