Rainy Days in LA
Hope y’all are doing well on this nice sunday. It’s been rainy as hell out here in LA and It’s bittersweet. Part of me loves the cozy vibes when bundled up inside and another part of me can’t sit still for too long and wants to go out.
Gone are the days of people glamorizing the grind online and we now live in a world that constantly preaches mental health.
I too often preach about how us designers have to value our rest and recovery and I 100% stand by that.
Shit, I even directly see the benefits when I’m on a more healthy schedule.
However, when it’s past my “working hours” or on the weekend and I don’t have anything to do, that’s when that feeling creeps in.
I can’t explain it perfectly but it’s general anxiety around not being occupied with something.
I’m sure there is some kind of deeper-rooted issue there, but I think it comes down to not being able to be bored at face value.
When I don’t have a show to watch,
a game I’m super into at the moment,
or a good book I’m reading,
my mind auto defaults to “well you might as well work then”
Shit I’m even doing it right now writing this newsletter during my “chill hours”
( but this ain’t work cuz I love my newsletter readers <3)
But Foreal I’m not sure if that feeling will ever go away.
It does have both its pros and cons though.
The pros are that I’m always getting more done than I think I’m capable of, I usually feel better after completing tasks or some kind of creative piece and overall my design practice and content creation are fulfilling to me.
However, the cons are pretty apparent. I’m often on the edge of burn out, I get anxious about not having things to do or “work on” and I don’t want my entire identity to be defined as just a designer.
I’m not sure if y’all ever feel this way, If ya do let me know below.
Overall though I think I just need some new hobbies maybe or a new super specific niche I can go down a rabbit hole with.
Other than this mini existential crisis though, life is going pretty well.
I got some clients currently, locking in some IG/YouTube Sponsors and moving into a house soon👀
I went through a lot of tough shit growing up and I’m very proud of how far I’ve come today. Honestly, if the fear of being “bored” is one of my biggest problems at the moment then I’m pretty fuckin grateful right now.
Maybe that’s why the piece I made recently resonated with me so much
You can scope the motion version here too:)
The new personal series I’ve been working on has overall been super fulfilling and trying out new mediums like frame-by-frame mini animations and stuff has been fun.
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Tweet of the week below
“Don’t hope for a life without problems, hope for a life full of good problems.”
Much Love, Glue.
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