For about a year now, I have been following the writings of Erin Anacker, and if you are a lady designer or just a curious creative person looking for some brilliant insight, @erinanacker is your girl. Check it out. Every time I come to the end of her blog post or issue in Glimpse, it feels that I have just taken a step back for a few minutes, and can view this deadline-beating, consumer-saturated, media-induced world that we live in, through a different perspective. A sigh of relief usually follows, for her words of wisdom have helped clear out the self doubt that comes so easily to my mind, and I instantly feel encouraged.

If you are anything like me, constantly seeking answers out of life that you know are not going to be answered in the way or time that you want, then give Erin’s site a visit. She doesn’t have it all together, in fact, some of her writings are a bit more raw and can be a bit daunting for a growing designer, but she is definitely real, and reveals a relatable wisdom, that I have yet to find elsewhere. Touching on all sorts of topics such as: finances, clients, relationships, social media reputations, and other adult stuff, I eagerly await each new posting to take time out of my busy day, read, reflect, and appreciate.

“…design, or more generally creation, is a process. It’s moving through a collection of necessary steps that eventually lead somewhere. There’s no skipping ahead or acceleration. During those moments of extreme frustrations is where the magic happens. We are transformed. As soon as we let go, allow a breath—a beat—we discover the answer, fix a pesky line of code, come up with a brilliant layout, or find the words to communicate our message eloquently.”

Erin is great, and has helped me and my sanity (or lack thereof) on many occasions. Each writing will bring you glimpses of hope, encouragement, and affirmation to the approach you are taking in life and,  – although it may seem impossible right now – you might actually be on the right track. As long as you just keep pushing yourself and working hard, life will unfold answers to you … slowly, but surely.

“In order to make something great, you first have to make something.”

Never give up, and keep creating.

Read it, read it, read it.  & subscribe, if you already haven’t. You won’t regret it.

Who knows, maybe one day I will have my own public platform to help encourage and support others in some way. If I could bring relief and hope to aspiring somebodies someday … holy cow, can you say amazing? One can hope. :)