Life’s a crazy thing I’m telling you. During the past month I’ve been thinking a lot about my career, what I wanna accomplish professionally and how to achieve it. Starting by reorganizing the portfolio (which I discussed earlier in another blog post), I realized that my work is not as bad as I thought and that I’ve grown a lot both as a designer and as a person.
I’m in a position right now in which I have to set my mind on something. Do I want to stay in Albuquerque? It’s hard for me to say it, but I do not want to stay here. It’s not that I don’t like this place, I’m sure the day I leave here will be one of the Top 5 most difficult moments in my life because of the amazing friends I’ve done here, but I don’t see myself growing as a designer here. I’m aiming for something like Houston, Austin, San Francisco or D.C., especially San Francisco as the tech community is focused over there and I would like to focus my creative work on that field.
It’s a period of big changes, for the first time I’m thinking about my online presence and how the different versions of me can’t really be under the same space. Luis Acoltzi in Spanish is different from Luis Acoltzi chilling in English and he’s also different from Luis Acoltzi as a Graphic Designer more as a professional (but not quite there). I’ll have to find a way to merge everything all together, but so far it seems really hard. That’s probably one of the reasons why I’m writing, posting and everything else now on tumblr instead of at my website, because I want my website to showcase my work and to try to make people think I’m actually smart, not just my random thoughts (like this post).
Another first this week was that I started thinking about my image and how I look, which seems really interesting to me because apparently (and by looking at my closet) I don’t really follow any big fashion trend, which actually allows me to explore more into what I feel comfortable on and what looks good on me. Maybe it’s time to start following Esquire’s suggestions for style, maybe I need to reinvent myself once again, I got no idea. All I know for now is I’m getting ready for life after college, and as scary as it seems it’s being truly exciting and introspective.
Hope y’all are having a good weekend (it’s just getting started!) so if you drink don’t drive, and if you don’t drive please don’t do anything crazy.