Wednesday, August 17, 2016

100 Days of Hand Lettering

100 days of hand lettering

Hello Blog and fellow readers! I know it's been sometime since I've posted anything but starting this week this will all change! As stated in a previous post, I need to dedicate more time producing content into this blog and putting the time into seeing my baby grow! What this means is starting today and every Wednesday moving forward, you can expect a blog post from yours truly. Each week the content will vary, but will always be something fun to read. Since it's been quite sometime since my last post, I want to take this time to update you on my past goals. I can proudly I've successfully paid off one of my credit cards and on track to have the other paid in full within the next month or two. I completed my vegan challenge and the insanity workout program at the same time :D Getting through those 60 days was rough but being vegan and being on a regular workout routine made me feel beautiful again. For the first time I could see my body transform into the figure that I'd been working towards for so many year. I had finally reached a point where I understood the power food has on our bodies. I don't want to go into too much of a rant during this post so I'll save this for another topic :)

Alongside all of that, my biggest accomplishment thus far has been completing 100 days of hand lettering. This was quite an accomplishment for me due to my history of setting goals and meeting them half way or not seeing them through. 2016 was the year all this would change as it was deemed the year of planning ahead. Over the years I've struggled with finding my purpose and my drive in life. All this was due to lack of self confidence and a lack of believing in myself. It affected me in all areas of my life and slowly became clear in was main reason my life wasn't going the way I planned. After taking a good look at myself, it was time to make a change and take ownership for my down falls. You might be asking yourself what does all this have to do with hand lettering? Well growing up hand lettering was something I had an interest in. Difference is back then I had no clue what this was called or that I could maybe make a living doing this. Art and design always captured my interest and was my reason for going to school for Web design and Graphic arts. But as history proved itself I lacked the confidence to put myself out there and pursue jobs in the field because I didn't think my skills were on the same level with all the other talented people in the world. But no one ever told me i wasn't good enough, only I did. In fact, throughout my years in school I got nothing but positive reinforcement from my teachers and peers. I think in the end I was scared to put my self out there, believe in my skills and take the time to learn the trade. With this hand lettering challenge I needed to prove myself wrong. I am good enough, I will learn if I apply myself, and lastly progress doesn't happen overnight! I also wanted to prove to myself that if my mind and heart were in the right place, I would succeed. This was not easy! Trying to transform yourself from being a notorious quitter to someone who did what they said they would was difficult. There were many many days of self doubt, comparing myself to others (which is the worst), and feeling like I just wanted to quit. But if i fell into that same trap of self loathing, I would never truly see change. So after 100 days of applying myself, being consistent, positive reinforcement, and understanding my shortcomings, I preserved and completed this challenge. As I got closer to the end of it, I looked back on how far I've come in such a short period of time and it brought me to tears. I was proud of myself which unfortunately is a rare feeling. So here is the message in all of this. I am just like you. If I can find the strength to apply myself and make a change so can you! If you invest in yourself and stick to your goals you can attain them. There's no reason to live life just passing by. Make the best of life and do the things that make you happy. No one is stopping you ^_^

As of now I'm giving myself projects to keep the consistency going which is key! It's very easy to fall into old habits and lose sight of things. Even with all the good vibes and positive energy I'm trying to put in the world, while trying to better myself and stick to goals, I don't have it all figured out. I don't know where this whole thing will take me. In a way I find comfort in the uncertainty. I've found my passion and I am ready to share it with the world!!! I'm eager to see where life will take me by simply doing the things that I love, being good to others and doing the things I say I'll do. What possibilities will life have in store for me!! All in all I want my skills to grow and am eager to get there however I can't get overzealous about this whole process. Like I said earlier patience and consistency is key. Life may have you down and it's obstacles can be hard to overcome but if you continue to have faith, put your all in it, and most importantly be honest with yourself you too can accomplish your goals. I really do believe that! Please comment and share your own personal challenges and success stories. I would love to hear from you! Till next week  XoXo

Lastly if you haven't seen my progress during my 100 days of hand lettering please stop by my instagram page as I posted all my drawings during the process. On the bottom of the page I've selected my top 10 favorite out of all 100 drawings.
100 days of hand lettering

100 days of hand lettering

100 days of hand lettering

100 days of hand lettering

100 days of hand lettering

100 days of hand lettering

100 days of hand lettering

100 days of hand lettering

100 days of hand lettering

100 days of hand lettering

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