3 months ago for day 102, with 370 words.

Brainstorming

It's been a long time since I felt this way, but I'm so happy it's Friday. If I had to endure one more day, I just knew that I was going to pass out. It's a shame that it's raining since we finally reached the 60's again today, but at the same time, it's one of the best things to fall asleep to. On that note, I think I'll probably turn in a bit earlier than usual. I still feel incredibly exhausted. The weight I was feeling on my chest has subsided, so that's a huge improvement. I still feel foggy-headed like I can't think. I know it's bad when even playing a game feels like work. I guess I still can't relax because I know I have so much work ahead of me. I also hate disappointing people and having to tell them no, or to wait. But I know I've got to put my own needs first if I am to do my best in the commitments I make to others.

I'm still thinking about the recruiting event from yesterday, and how badly I want to write about things in my job discipline. It's tough, because I still feel that urge to make it perfect before I share. I haven't yet cultivated the kind of freedom to experiment that I have here. It's why my posts about the conference I went to are currently private. But I know I'll make my way around to it. I just need to take the baby steps. I could probably break it down into a series. Some of the recurring questions I've been hearing from mentees and acquaintances looking to get their start in the industry are as simple as a bit of storytelling:

  • How did I get my start in this industry?
  • Should designers know code?
  • How do I identify a good company?
  • How do I identify a good manager?
  • What's my process for hunting for jobs?
  • What advice would I offer to bootcamp students?
  • How is learning online different from learning in person?

Looking forward to getting to these topics at some point, but for now, I must rest. Bedtime at 10 on a Friday, like a boss. ?

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By Asia

Product Designer based in NYC 👩🏾‍💻. Dabbling in Art 🎨, Words 📝, and Code 💻. Avid Gamer 🎮, Mentor 👩🏾‍🏫, and Scholar 👩🏾‍🎓. She/Her(s)

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