I gave up. On that designing project, I told you about? Just couldn’t get it right. The design I mean. I’d cracked a great concept and copy, but totally got stuck in the visualisation. Made a nice looking e-mailer, but it wasn’t wow. I was something I would be rejected. And it didn’t help that the feedback I got was ‘lets make it ‘brighter’ and lets use ‘better’ pictures.
I’ve learnt that while I love the idea of ‘graphic designing’, as of today, I am not inherently skilled at it and will need to work on honing these skills till I can be considered ‘pro’ enough.
It was quite disappointing. Because while I’ve discovered I need improvement in visualisation via softwares, I know I have hyper active mental visualisation otherwise. And I had almost begun to see myself as an ‘accomplished’ designer. Guess that image will have to be archived for the moment, while I focus on building my capabilities.
Meanwhile, a few unexpected opportunities have rolled up my path and I couldn’t be more thrilled. One of them is that NGO I keep telling you about. The one that offered me a full time role? Am meeting the CEO this Friday to discuss a consulting opportunity and am pretty excited about that!
The other project has come from an incredible innovation consultant who also happened to teach us the subject while I did my MBA. And we’re exploring a bunch of radical approaches to addressing new age business problems.
Another super interesting call is scheduled for later this week, where I discuss prospects of becoming a writer for TV shows!
So with all the activity and excitement thats happening, I’ve made a clear decision. I’ve decided that its time that I choose what I want to do, rather than lap everything that comes my way. And thats why a certain uninspiring project-that-shall-not-be-named (and hadn’t paid me a penny yet) shall be given the subtle but firm message.
After all, I am the master of my own destiny (oh atleast, let me live in that illusion for a bit!)