Mood Board Monday
Happy Monday, Everybunny! Hope y’all had a great Easter yesterday. I spent the morning celebrating with my nephew, Rex. So yea, it was the BEST.
But then I woke up today with the WORST case of Monday Blues. Ugh. I love design and being a graphic designer is a pretty cool gig. BUT I don’t love a 30 minute commute that results in sitting in this open room, surrounded by people, staring at my computer screen for 8 hours a day with a total of ZERO privacy and very bad posture.
Ok, the posture is my fault. But having no privacy ALL DAY makes the introvert in me wanna crawl into a ball and hide. I feel like a lil kid who closes his eyes and thinks no one can see him. Maybe if I slouch enough, people will think I’m not there!
Buuuuuuuut, I am there. I’m always there. And I’ve realized over the past 2 years of doing this 9-5 life, that being a designer is not enough for me. I have to be a designer of things that make me happy. Things that I’m passionate about. At a place that makes me feel inspired.
I want to work on wedding invitations, design a cookbook, layout a magazine that I’d actually read. Book covers & cocktail menus. Baby announcements & beer labels. Branding for companies I’m into. Work with clients who aren’t afraid of white space. I want to do more brush lettering and write more. I want to work from home, surrounded by the things that build me up. Not just my one lil magnetic board beside my desk, that my boss once referred to as cluttered.
Well guess what?
Creative minds are rarely tidy
Oh wow. Ok. I’m done venting. Sometimes you just gotta get that out, ya know? One day, I will be able to do more of what I love. But for now, I have to remember that I’m where I’m at because Matt & I are trying to buy a house, get married, start a family. Sometimes, you just have to wait. I keep hearing that 30 is the new 20. Let’s hope!
Which brings me to Mood Board Monday. I stumbled across these collage templates from Stuck With Pins and I decided to boost my bad mood by putting together some happy & bright images.
And it worked! I felt better almost immediately. If you have Photoshop, I suggest downloading the collages and making your own mood board. And if you don’t have PS, just cut up some old magazines and get your hands dirty. It doesn’t have to be on Monday and you know what, it doesn’t even have to be happy. Just do your thing.
I’m making mood boards like a boss from now on. Any time I’m bored at work? MOOD BOARD. Feeling like 5pm will never come? MOOD BOARD. Hangry? FOOD MOOD BOARD.
Image sources: All can be found on my many Pinterest boards, but more specifically here: