Just keep swimming..
"You can do anything, but not everything."
After coming off the off the craziness of snow and ice storms Oxford has been experiencing (...I moved to the south for a reason...) and school being kinda of thing, its almost like everything has piled up. Stressed with work and my classes, the internship has been a breath of fresh air. With the creative freedom working with the Bailey's Woods Trail project I realized a huge thing about myself, I am an obsessive perfectionist for the things I care about. While this isn't necessarily a horrible thing thing in life; being so many roles (a student, an employee, a team member, etc.) this actually is horrible thing. There really just isn't enough hours in the day, or enough of you. So what I really had to come away with this week is that sometimes things don't need to be perfect but just done. I had started the Bailey Woods Trail project by hand drawing (Adobe Illustrator) icons for each of the titles for the info cards (Things like a thought bubble for "Imagination", an muscular arm with a weight for "Fitness") until I realized this was getting tedious. By all means I am not saying don't work on tedious projects, but there comes a point where we can make our work harder than need be for the fact we aren't working smart. Amy enforces this all the time when she says "You know there is an easier way to do that". Sometimes shortcuts aren't such a bad thing because it means you have time to do more. This is something I can take away into my real life work, especially with my course load and participation in the Google Marketing Competition (which our campaign will be starting the week March 16).
A side note: Brief Encounters by Martin Arnold is currently being displayed at the University Museum until March 16th. This the exhibit I have done the promotional work. Arnold's works are SO realistic and a little under life sized. This artist is so talented it will honestly blow your mind so come check out his work and come to the reception March 24th as well!
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