bradley afroilan

typography blog

Last post? Kind of ish??

I started this typography blog back on November 11th, 2018 in order to keep track of my progress learning typography and to hold myself accountable in creating something every single day. At first, I only wanted to do this for a month. When I made it to a month, I decided to keep going. Now I’ve made it to 2 months and 9 days. Originally, I was going to go all the way to January 31st which would be my half birthday at 24 1/2 and would also mark 80 days meaning 2 40 day design challenges.

I’ve realized a few things during this time

It takes about 2 months for me to get burnt out.

The amount of time it will take for me to recover? I’m not entirely sure.

There is a fine line between what is healthy in design and unhealthy which is when I start to burnout. During these 2 months, I tried to make sure that I took days to myself and just chilled. The last 2 days have kind of been that.

It’s only natural that I burnout kind of quick. It’s in my myers briggs thing haha.

So now that I know this, it’s been good research to figure out what I need to do to not burn out.

I’ve also recently learned that FAIL means First Attempt In Learning. Pretty good right?

I’m glad that I don’t have to make anything tomorrow, but I also feel like I’m still going to make something haha.

3 good things.

  1. Didn’t have to run because it rained

  2. Talked to my cousin in London about bleaching my hair in the summer

  3. Relaxed

I’mma go cook some food. I also bought shoes today :D

Bradley Afroilan
Lazy Saturday

A friend is visiting today.

Doing a surprise today.

Gotta go pick up some cake.

Monday I’ll be done with this for a bit so I can focus on the projects that I need to focus on.

3 things I’m grateful for

  1. No Snow

  2. Ran with my dog

  3. Groceries

3 good things

  1. friend visiting

  2. surprise

  3. lazy saturday to chill

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Bradley Afroilan
Better, but tired

I biked in the snow today!

3 things I’m grateful for

  1. Snow

  2. Biked in the Snow

  3. Didn’t die

3 good things

  1. Picked up my film

  2. Just ate a lot today

  3. Made some designs

It’s supposed to snow tomorrow. Wow, I really want to be done with this design challenge. 2 months and a week in and I’m like, I don’t want to do this anymore. I’m not even doing typography anymore. I feel like for the interest of time/ because I need to submit some stuff, I should probably stop sooner rather than later.

As I’ve said before referencing the Wizard of Oz. Everything you need is already inside so that means that whatever I think feels right, I should probably just do that.

So I think I’ve decided that on Monday that I’m going to stop making something everyday so that I can focus on what needs to get done. Or I might just keep doing it. So from Monday to Feb 7th, I’ll just focus on what app needs to be done. I think I’ll still post here everyday just as a good reflection space though.

Hmm, what else has been going on.

I’ve been talking to someone that I’m interested in. Going well so far. Good pace. Not even stressing that I don’t get a response every minute because communication needs space to breathe.

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Bradley Afroilan
In between

So I did almost everything on my list except work on other apps. Pretty good.

3 good things

  1. Skated

  2. Designed skrrt 6

  3. Developed some film

List for tomorrow

  1. Go to work

  2. Pick up film

  3. Design something?

My mentee is a little lost right now, but who isn’t. We’re in the same boat, just on different ends of it. I was trying to explain and encourage him/ give him some pointers, but it’s hard to give out advice when you’re stressed too.

I didn’t get to shoot as much film today.

Life is 80% how you respond. I haven’t been responding very well. The last 2 months were pretty good with regard to motivation. Now I’m barely holding on. I really just need to make it to the end of the month for this design challenge so that I can take a break and not really think too much. I think I’ll still post a blog post, but when it comes to making, I think output should probably be 2-3 times a week?

We’ll see. Night~

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Bradley Afroilan