Starting small has been my biggest life lesson of 2022

Small, broken steps make up something that can be much bigger and impactful.

Something small.

A change. 

A tweak.

Keep your steps small. 

So small that you can grasp whatever it is in the palm of a single hand. 

And then do that 365 times to create something bigger.

The magic of consistent work over 3 years

3 years ago, I was a design student sitting in on a digital marketing 101 workshop hosted by General Assembly in downtown, Toronto. 

3 years later, our business at The Habit Factory is now partnering up with General Assembly to deliver a workshop to help aspiring UX Designers succeed.

So much can change in 3 short years.

And that’s the magic of it all. 

3 years can seem like forever, but at the same time feel like a quick snap.

If you consistently work towards your goals, I promise something will change.  

Becoming Friends with Your Journey

The journey is a friend.

When I first walked through the doors of my university, I didn’t know what it’d bring. In a very similar way, I didn’t know what would happen as I walked out of those doors into what general society refers to as “real life” and post-graduation (or as we’re calling it today, mid-pandemic).

I think I could’ve planned all I wanted to, but maybe only 9% of those plans would actualize because my circumstances would change. I’d value different things, I’d think a different way, and I’d just grow apart from the things I used to want to pursue (like fashion illustration).

I feel very at peace with the decisions I’ve made, and I don’t think I could’ve honestly planned my way here. It was much more of responding in real time to things as they came along.

Things happen and we can change our minds.

I see it now as this: I prefer being friends with my journey over making it something I demand utter control over.