I am one of the most indecisive people I know. Finally choosing a major and a career path was a major stepping stone towards finding myself. Throughout my life, I have been drawn to anything aesthetically pleasing. I love painting, ceramics, fashion, photography, music, and now graphic design. Throughout my life I have also, however been pushed towards paths such as becoming a doctor like my brother. My thought is that just because I have the capability of becoming a doctor, does not mean that will be fulfilling for me. It took me a very long time to figure this out for myself, as I have never been good at making decisions. I chose to strive for what I have a passion for rather than what could make me the most money in the future. Many people may say that is a horrible decision and a waste of my intelligence, but I do not think so. Creativity is not an easy skill to learn or possess and I am thrilled to see where it takes me. I love having the opportunity to listen to music and scan Pinterest for inspiration while I think of ideas and create new work. During this class I would love to learn how to draft an idea in a shorter amount of time to get thoughts out quicker. I have a habit of making an idea I have in too much detail before realizing I want to do something different. Part of the problem for me as a designer is that I have always been a perfectionist. Although this does not sound like a problem, it causes me to think everything I create is never finished and I will continuously go back to it. This makes deadlines a very difficult task for me. My goal in GRA437 is to learn how to become better at managing time and my perfectionism.
Sarah, I’m so glad you found the major in which you feel settled. Thankfully, great design takes great intelligence, so despite fears that you’ll be wasting it, you really won’t. In fact, depending on how you choose to apply your design skills, you can change the world. … I had to smile when I saw this, though: “Part of the problem for me as a designer is that I have always been a perfectionist. Although this does not sound like a problem, it causes me to think everything I create is never finished and I will continuously go back to it.” The fact is, this is how nearly every creative person feels. Bruce and I joke that you never really finish a project, you just force yourself to abandon it at some point. … So glad you’re in the right place and with people who understand the appeal as much as you do.