Photo by Doug

Photo by Doug

In my naïveté, I loaded my carry-on with books and writing that needed to be done. I had this idea that all this free time would lead to super productive hours in learning, writing, reading and drawing. But guess what: none of that productive business really happened. The most I felt compelled to do was to draw and listen to sounds of the rushing river, talk to my family, or simply stare off into the landscape. My notebook sat idly near by and halfway through my trip, I lost my pen.  Read More

Donald at work :)

Donald at work :)

I recently chatted with Donald Silwick, a fellow designer. He is a marketing professional, blogger, and freelancer focusing on unique design and copywriting. He has been putting his talents to use since 2010 and has proudly served clients both domestic and international. Donald holds a BS in Communication Studies from Towson University and is currently enrolled in the university’s graduate design program. His background includes experience in marketing, public relations, advertising, branding, social media, web/graphic design, and business development.

The interview is below. If you would like more information, please visit donaldsilwick.com.

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Photo by Hamed Masoumi

Photo by Hamed Masoumi

I have had quite a few jobs throughout my college and post college life. Many of them, were less than stellar, others downright agonizing. I constantly used to ask myself, ‘Why me? Why didn’t I just find my calling and give it my all earlier?’

Months would drag by and those questions would sometimes turn into bitter resentment towards my work. Others around me would join in the chorus and my negative attitude towards work would simply fester. The moment someone would ask, I would jump into a tirade about how everything under the sun was absolutely done wrong. Read More

Photo by Dave Heuts

Photo by Dave Heuts

I am trying my hand at writing fiction again. Like I said before, I have been trying to complete Goins’ 31 day writing challenge as a way to challenge myself to include more writing in my daily schedule. I have found, however, several obstacles that have impeded success in this challenge. Some of them include:

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these mini composition notebooks make me smile.

mini composition notebooks make me smile.

My 30 minute lunch is totally mine. I fight for it. I usually never say no to help a student during this time and will often work through my lunch. By mid Fall this year, I started majorly burning out and getting sick. My extra 5 hours or so at work were turning my health to crap and my motivation to mush. So I started simple. I took back my lunch and made it into what it was meant to be: my 30-minute writing pow-wow. :P Read More