I quit making New Year’s resolutions some time ago because I realized that celebrating the new year is a social construct in itself, and you don’t actually need to start doing new things or changing habits on January 1st for them to stick.
Over the years, I learned that if you want to make something happen for yourself, you just have to start. Whether it’s wanting to start a new diet, a new savings goal, or a new hobby — all you have to do is just start.
That said, I want to make it a habit to go back to making things for myself again this year through data visualization. Read More
Meeting deadlines is just as important as meeting specifications and project requirements. In fact, they are part of any client or boss’s expectations. Thus, it is important to take steps to make sure that these deadlines are met.
But how can a freelance creative do that in the midst of a constantly changing workload? How does one keep up with and stay on top of all these projects and tasks?
The answer: By setting smarter goals. Read More
When I was younger, I did not have to manage my finances.
Since I studied away from home for college, my parents gave me a weekly allowance. All I had to do was make sure I didn’t starve by the end of the week. But aside from having to manage my food budget, I did not have to worry about anything else—my parents paid for my tuition, my living expenses, and pretty much everything else.
That changed when I graduated from college, moved out of the house, and started working. Living on my own meant that I had to start paying my own way. Read More