By way of all of it, I remind myself to be pleased about what I do have, and the family and friends in my life.
One among my work-related challenges this previous yr has been making an attempt to get into the headspace of launching/selling a guide that isn’t about “critical” points. I wasn’t the one kitlit guide creator who felt this fashion, and because of coversations about this matter, I wrote an article for the Nerdy E book Membership known as “Humor Books – Why Readers Want Them Extra Than Ever.”
Like many others, I additionally discovered it troublesome to concentrate on inventive tasks earlier within the pandemic. What I was in a position to do: dig out my stitching machine and brush off my newbie expertise to discover ways to sew masks. I additionally threw myself into studying new tech expertise, together with reside streaming and studying extra about Adobe Premiere Professional and video enhancing.
Right here is likely one of the very first movies I made in the course of the pandemic, again in
Can’t inform how harassed I’m, are you able to? Heh.
You’ll be able to browse the opposite movies I’ve been engaged on through my YouTube channel. Nonetheless feels bizarre to say “my YouTube channel” – if I might inform my youthful self that I’d ultimately VOLUNTARILY be posting movies of myself for public viewing, I might by no means have believed it.
What I’ve discovered: it’s good to usually pressure your self to step a bit out of your consolation zone. Sure, it’s possible you’ll fail spectacularly (which I’ve, on many events). However each time you succeed, then your consolation zone will get a wee bit greater.
I’ve additionally only recently found the world of animated GIFs! I’ve all the time loved doodling on my iPad with my Apple Pencil in Procreate, and have experimented with the Animation-Help function. I’ve by no means had the time or vitality to create longer animations, however animated GIFs swimsuit me completely and aren’t solely enjoyable for me to create however usually therapeutic.
Anyway, be at liberty to take a look at (and use) my stickers and GIFs on my GIPHY web page.
Have a secure and peaceable vacation season, all!