Hi, I’m Romica, a 26 year old Austrian living in the UK, and I want to be a graphic designer.
By official education I ought to be an accountant, businesswoman or anthropologist.
By passion I’m a creative mind with a backpack full of other great stuff I’ve learned.
Now I’m going for my dream
- I want to prove to you that going for your creative dream is worth it.
- I want to prove that overcoming fear to fail is worth it.
- I want to prove that whatever you have been doing before, if you are passionate about it, you can become a graphic designer.
How? By inviting you to follow me on my path to success. I will share honestly with you, my fall backs and challenges but also what I’ve learned, what worked well and what’s essential in my opinion.
Why not way before?
- Early discouragement
- Fear of survival
- Lack of confidence
Let’s say I always wanted it but now I want it more.
Suppressing my passion hurt – for many years. It hasn’t been that obvious. I did enjoy life and aspects of my education in business and anthropology. However, there was this dull pain when I saw people going for their dreams, when I couldn’t find my courage to even try. I felt unfulfilled but I denied it. In all kinds of ways I tried to prove to myself that it was better and safer to forget.
Thoughts such as these were in my mind:
- I am too old now, it’s too late to try.
- I will not be able to deal with critique.
- I am not as good as all these thousands of other students.
- Design is so competitive that I will never find a job.
Did any of these used to be something you thought or still think to be true?
So this was what I believed to be true for many years of my life. Kinda depressing, right?
However, things have changed. I had some dramatic changes in my life and through a lot of thought and prayer (yes, it works for me) I gave my life a new and positive direction but also with a seemingly uncertain outcome with no guarantees.
My new mottos:
- Don’t live with regret – take risks!
_ I just couldn’t stand the thought anymore that I haven’t even tried
- Always remain a student and never stop learning!
_ I realised that there are so many ways to learn new things
- Feedback helps you to become even better!
_ I can work on my weaknesses and develop
- Enthusiasm & effort is more important than previous education!
- Competition makes it exciting!
Follow me and learn with me through the early stages of preparation, through uni, early career and my own business … all to come in future posts.
Following me as a blogger is – somehow – a long-term commitment. You will see no instant changes or receive all the wisdom presented at once. But you will see a process of progress. You will see how I grow, improve, understand design and live more deeply and I believe you and me, we can learn together, support and encourage each other on this way. So, …
Walk with me