My New Year Resolution: Keep Playing.
(iPhone wallpaper now available on the To Resolve Project)
“Hey man, you work a lot, I feel unproductive every-time you post something new, I respect you fully but am curious about how often you just kick back and relax?”
This is an email I got from somebody that amused me a lot. If you can’t tell by now, I enjoy what I’m studying immensely. I do a lot of personal work in my spare time, and post pretty frequently (well, until lately). I update my blog because I enjoy it. So when I do post something new, it’s usually because I *am* relaxing. It’s my therapy. Everything comes very naturally to me at the moment, but I’ve seen people who’s grown weary, who are losing their fire. I hope that day will never come.
I don’t have a lot of friends, and I did wonder in the past if design is just a bubble I retrieve into so I’m not reminded of my loneliness. I’ve spent this New Years Eve quietly at home, designing. For a simple personal post on Tumblr, I put a ridiculous amount of time into tweaking the graphic you’re looking at above. But that’s how you know. That drive you get, that makes you obsess over fine-tuning the smallest detail, ignoring everything around you, that makes you snap at your mother when she tells you to go outside for once… That’s how you know.
Design is not a distraction. I probably have an unhealthy amount of love for it, but I’d like to keep it that way.
Enjoying what you do is the single most important thing in life, but you probably don’t need me to tell you that. Happy New Year. Keep playing.
Happy New Year. You rock, JMak.
I’ve been to 4 cities in this pic.
A day in Athens going to Sofia. Lived in Sofia for 2 weeks in a hostel. It was December. Very cold. Half a day in Prague going to Paris. Then I’m now living in Paris.
Oh I’ve also been to Warsaw, Poland for 2 days. December last year was my European trip. Fun fun fun.
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