Originally posted at ChickenBall Design.
The year in retrospect
2009 was a year of struggle; workers struggling to find a new place after losing their jobs as a result of the recession, companies struggling to stay afloat, and people struggling to find solace from the loss of their beloved celebrities. To me, it was a struggle to find my place in the world outside of my Northern mining town. Unfortunately, I was unable to forge my path due to many reasons, one of which was thinking ahead. I let my emotions guide my way, and as a result, I was unprepared for the harshness of the outside world.
The year in projection
2010 is going to be the year I change all that (well, obviously, I can’t solve the world’s problems, but I can affect my own). Starting with my own name, I’ve decided to create a new personal brand identity, along with rebranding for ChickenBall Design itself. What does this mean? It means that the way I present myself and my one-man design firm is going to change.
Change forward, not backward
Who I am, my thoughts, and my blurbs about life are going to be separated from what I represent, the services I offer, and my portfolio. Speaking of my portfolio, I’m planning to build one. I may be inexperienced and just starting out, but I plan to hit the ground running after exercising my legs with figurative walking. I want to prove my worth not just to people and potential clients, but to myself. I’ve never felt so passionate about web design than I have while doing computer repair. My life as it is at this time of writing is unfulfilling, so I’m filling it fully.
My English teachers warned me against using “in conclusion” to conclude an argument, but I’ve always been one to challenge the rules, and this is exactly what I’m doing.