Back in the Pacific Time Zone! But it’s something like 4am right now on EST, which means this is my prime thinking time, and so I’m currently working on an Illustrator project for my campus job. A little stressed due to my rapidly-approaching deadline (boo, thought I could work on this in China but apparently not), but thriving. I’m really excited to have found several means to work with the Adobe programs I’ve inherited…and now to actually get good at them. I look around at my friends and see a lot of talented, self-taught graphic designers and video editors, and often think to myself that it’s not fair that they got started so early. …Except it is fair, because they did it on their own initiative, and while I was running around taking pictures, this was their equivalent (except they’ve been cultivating the talent and all I’ve done is finish 365 projects, more booing). Haha, the more I think about things, the less of an excuse I can find for myself. There’s no legitimate reason behind my woeful sighing and wishful thinking. I can/should just make it happen. Will make it happen.
BUT never to lose my grounding. Going to do a bit of reading and then sleep…the brother’s graduation commencement starts at 9:30am, which is unheard of in my opinion, and will last into the afternoon, but all is well. You only graduate once (or twice, or three times, or four…) and it’s a pretty special day, despite everything being overshadowed by this China trip we’re about to embark on.
Okay, reading, sleeping.