A few good things have happened lately: two weeks ago, I signed on to be a designer for a thriving creative company (I’m surprised I was able to contain my joy and refrain from excessively excited tweets); I’ve now finalized plans for my family to visit me in May (a much needed reunion with my mom after two years); and I’ve booked myself a mini but indulgent vacation after my commencement so I can catch up with old friends in Toronto before starting my new job in June. It felt so good to finalize these post-graduation plans, right before I jet off to Florida last week for a few days of sunshine.
Florida was a good reward for the last 15 months of thesis. After so much research and writing, I realized that as much as it can be enjoyable, I couldn’t write about design without being a designer. And I’m ready to be a designer again. I don’t think the last two years have been a waste though, because I’ve learned so many new things and am ready to put my coding brain on to try something very different. I can’t wait!