May Review

It is the end of the month, and that means it is time to review the last couple of weeks.

When I started thinking about the review of this month the first thing that came up to my mind was my resolution list, even more, the missed paper resolution list. I didn’t prepare a proper list on paper, as I did in April. There were so many small tasks that I wanted to accomplish in May, that I didn’t know how to bring all of them in a list, where I can make a tack. Well, this was a mistake. I realised that looking at the list whenever I pass the fridge helped me to stay on track with my resolutions in April.
This time I tried to keep the daily resolutions like sport and meditation in my head, but it didn’t work as well as the last month. For this reason, I prepare the list-template which I can use for every next month, and the one for May will pine on the fridge tomorrow.

For now, let’s have a look on

my accomplishments for May:

  •  Exercises of Mindfulness — 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 —  — done!
  • A proper presentation of headspace here and my experiences with it — done!
  • Finishing the re-design of stationary for my first client on people per hour — done
    And even more: they want to work with me on a long-term basis! I thing I won my first real client!
  • Finishing the design for a home-made honey company for a friend of mine — still in process
  • Preparing first drafts for another two graphic jobs that are on the holding line for a very long time yet — the first presentation was great; now in process

Collecting inspiration, ideas, and keeping records of those  there are so many people whom I am impressed from:
Warren Buffet and Prof. Dr Günter Faltin
Austin Kleon, Gretchen Rubin, and Penelope Trunk
Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix and Alexander McQueen
Margaret Tacher, Barack Obama and Alex Fergusson
Some of the ladies who I discovers on twitter, like Nesha Woolery and Sarah Morgan.
Every one of them is inspiring and great in my opinion, but I can’t say yet who is the most important for me now. I think all of them for different aspects of my work and life now.
In terms of collectiong: I started a scrap book to collect inspiring things. I know it sounds I little bit boring, because scrap books are “in” and everyone seems to have one. Well, this book is not one which I keep with me the whole time and I am not seeking continuously for stuff to put in it. It is a simple book where I put some newspaper articles or photos when I see something really interesting. Funny enough the most of those are from the Weekend Edition of the Financial Time. My boyfriend has a subscribtion for it and I am amazed by the Art&Life Section!

What else happened this month?

  •     I finished my typography course on coursera. It was fun, I learned a lot, and I am looking forward to start the image making course next month.
  • I joined twitter. It was a big step for me. I am not on facebook, pinterest or instagram, so it was like a giant leap for me to create an account on twitter. I like it.
  • I read a lot about branding, blogging, social media and entrepreneurship. There are few books on my list for the next weeks, like the What colour is your parachute? and Marketing your practice. More about those in a different post.

A few days ago I realised that writing only every second or third day for the blog doesn’t bring me so much joy like writing every day. Of course it is an effort and sometimes it stresse me but I was more sensitive about topics when I kept writing everyday like at the beginning; and somehow I felt like loosing the joy of writing when I don’t practice it every day. Andy Warhol said once:

“Actually, I jade very quickly. Once is usually enough. Either once only, or every day. If you do something once it’s exciting, and if you do it every day it’s exciting. But if you do it, say, twice or just almost every day, it’s not good any more.”

I agree and that’s why I will write again daily, no necessary a post every day, but at least a few sentences for a post after the day.

Tomorrow here the resolutions for June and list for the month.  I am really excited about it and looking forward to share it with you!
Enjoy your week and I will see you back here tomorrow.

Yours, Eva


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