So, I’ve given myself a week off in between job and job hunting in order to unwind a little, and become reconnected to who I am, and want to become. I’ve come to realize, that essentially, before I can apply to jobs, I need to develop a decent portfolio website, and brush up on all of my multimedia skills that have been collecting dust in the corner.
I know I have the capacity to be an effective and excellent graphic designer, but I go back and forth between wanting to follow this path, and wanting to follow a bolder path where I’d have to tear through the underbrush, and suck it up, actually be social, talk to people, and show up for things.
I loathe networking, and yet it draws me in somehow. It’s on one of those lists of skills you should have, but don’t and need to really succeed in the world, but try to pretend like it doesn’t matter.
I’m going to find a few postings to apply to for the week, but focus mostly on supercharging my skills, doing the resume work no one likes to do, and developing some kind of portfolio I can be proud of.