This past February, I had the privilege of being able to launch and run my very first workshop — Intro to Figma, a UI design and prototyping tool — under Western Founders Network and in collaboration with DesignX Western. This was my first time being at the front of the room, sharing something I was passionate about with a group of strangers. It quite the rollercoaster, but I’m so so so glad I decided to take on the challenge.
Five months ago, I did something my 14 year old, selfie-obsessed teenage self would never think of doing: deleting most of my social media.
I still have Facebook, mostly out of necessity to contact classmates and friends. But I did uninstall Snapchat and deactivate my Instagram account and removed most social media apps from my phone.
Snapchat always felt like a chore for me. An obligation to send one picture a day to watch a number count go up. At first, I was reluctant to let go. This is how I keep in touch with my friends, I kept telling…