I'm A F*cking Terrific Designer

 

I find happiness within opening up to you all through my posts, and as a result I have noticed an ignition of conversation, inspiration and positive change. I want you to know that everybody has issues and sometimes you seeing other people have them will help you cope with your own.

For some time now, I have been spending the majority of my days by myself and I have observed I struggle to give myself credit for my hard work.

It seems between the boom of reality shows, the growing variety of social media platforms, and the focus on entertainment and professional sports — we have created a society where narcissism is glorified, and yet frowned upon to a point where we cannot differentiate it from self-love.

Why is that showing any sign of positive self-talk would have me immediately shut down and criticised? When did it become so taboo? I will never understand why we have become so desperate to hold onto unhappiness, or why we encourage it. It's ironically so sad.

You don’t have to give away your power to others. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your lifestyle, your choices, or how you choose to spend your time. Other people don’t get to dictate how you live your life, so don’t ever say “I’m not good enough.”

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I’m not telling you to suddenly preach how much you love yourself to the universe, instead, I encourage you to start taking credit where you deserve it. To sell yourself short after putting in the work is blasphemy.

Something else that is blasphemy is how much time I have wasted designing for projects I don’t believe in, micromanaging ignorant business owners and working for cheapskates that “don’t have the budget to pay me”.

I'm a f*cking terrific designer and an ambitious woman with goals and dreams that I want to fulfil while I still can. I refuse to settle for less than what I know I'm capable of. Others might view me as just an unrealistic dreamer who will never truly find happiness, but I ain't gonna' let them rain on my parade.

As you can see, I have my design services brand and my personal brand, and with both I have decided to re-market them with a totally different attitude – An attitude that stinks and I assume I will be considered being "vain" or "up myself", but I think it is important, especially for the aspiring, that we pride ourselves on our skills and get what we deserve!

I’ve quit submitting myself to society and believing that self-love and positive self-talk is taboo. Love yourself like your life depends on it (because it does) and trust me, if you don't sacrifice for what you want, what you want will be the sacrifice.

So with that being said, I am going to award myself with the audacity to love myself out loud and preach to the universe: I am strong. I am secure with who I am and I don’t need anyone's validation. I understand I am not for everyone, but I will continue to walk my path and I will always walk in the direction my heart tells me to go, even if I must walk alone.

Hire me for your next design project, or not, I don't really care at this point.

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