It's been sooooo long - I've missed this! Not that I haven't had anything to share in two months, but it's been a hard two months. I typically don't divulge much about my back story, I'm a pretty private person in general, don't worry you won't hear me sharing my birth story. But that being said, I realize the people I tend to connect with the most online are ones that do share personal challenges and (seem) fairly genuine. Although my intent at the beginning of this blog was to curate things I find interesting and inspiring, it sometimes rings untrue to my daily work and it makes it difficult to create a community of support.
The last couple of months I've spent studying for the structural portion of the architectural registration exams (ARE). I am not a math person and even though I found learning about structures interesting, it was more than I had ever wanted to know. But evidently not enough of the content stuck with me because I didn't pass the exam and have to retake it. This is part of 7 other tests that are required for architectural licensure and I have a ways to go to finish. If I have a chunk of time and I'm not studying for these tests, I feel incredibly guilty, especially because I've had to put off family time to focus on them. That would explain why I haven't prioritized my blog, although it gives me great satisfaction and pleasure to write these posts.
Another thing that has rumbled inside of me for awhile is my intent for this blog, I don't do a lot in my daily tasks that is worth elaborating on. That's why I started searching for inspiration in the first place, to create a little port hole into what I appreciated in design. Five years into this, I've read many many articles on how to write a good post, on what do your followers want to hear, on how to take it to the next step. It's not rocket science, I get it, the gist is to educate and inform your readers. Something that's hard to do when you are sharing pieces of the internet that aren't of your own doing. But until I have my own awesome projects to share, I intend to keep being inspired daily by all that is around me. I guess in the end we all end up with a different story based on the same stuff everyone else is seeing, so I appreciate you sticking by me and seeing what the next find will be...
Oh, and in the interest of being authentic (I know that term is overused, just like artisan or maker, oh well) - I'm a complete sucker for inspirational quotes, best when paired with good fonts. So although I was on the search for something along the lines of "suck it up and move it along" (I obviously should stay away from writing inspirational quotes), I thought the above quote was hilarious and it's exactly what's happening, right?!
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