I really appreciate your thoughts in this article. You have summed up feelings that I’ve had. The feeling of not fitting the mold that we often see from other designers, that design is effortless, and that a designer’s lifestyle is perfect.
Since becoming a parent and combining that part of who I am with being a designer, I’ve felt even more disconnected from that stereotypical designer instagram lifestyle, but now I’m becoming more ok with it. Some of the best design solutions I’ve ever created happened when my desk looked like it had been hit by a hurricane.
Thank you for providing the reminder that we should be our most authentic selves, regardless of not being perceived as “designery” enough.