Spare time WHERE!
It has actually became a little uncommon now that I am a mother of a toddler to have ANY spare time! Trying to juggle my career, motherhood, and being able to still have somewhat of social life, is one of my biggest obstacles. I find myself daily asking how did the time go by so fast! 10 AM I am feeding my baby girl, around 1130 AM I am working on a client design and booom! Once I look up it’s 3:30 PM and my kid is pulling at my shirt asking for the 5th snack of the day, and now I am scrambling trying to get her down for a nap, while trying to hold a computer mouse and reply back to a text message from 1 PM! No matter how often I write in my handy dandy agenda for the day/week/month/year, with a child NOTHING ever goes as planned. I am learning to always leave room for errors and longer bathroom brakes!
When working as a graphic/web designer you have to find time in between time to learn more about your craft! While my baby is down for a nap I’ll pull out my laptop even my iPhone and start researching the newest designs and scrolling through Facebook reading posts and watching videos from designers all over the world. Learning new techniques and what is the new fad for the upcoming months/years will keep you to date as a current designer. I get a great kick out of seeing what other designers are doing and then creating a design of my own to top theirs, its the Virgo in me I have to learn on my own and make sure I know why and what it is I am doing for myself while adding that “Touched by Jazziee” Sui Generis spin!