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Surround yourself with positivity

I’m at a point in my life where I can’t be around negativity.

Most of my life, I’ve dealt with some sort of anxiety. It can’t be helped because I lost my mother when I was younger. However, after 16 years, I’m done with using this as an excuse. I’ve used this L as a way to motivate me to go after certain dreams. I still want to use it as a motivator, but even more, I want to use something else as my motivator/ my why-power.

From now on, I really want to just be around positivity which does hint at being ignorant at what is going on in the world. I’ve mentioned this before that ignorance is a double edged sword, but if I want to achieve the bigger dream at hand which is working at an agency or working for a skateboard company (vans, adidas, or nike), I can’t be around negativity or cloud my brain with it.

This month, I’ve accomplished a lot. I’ve created a lot of designs. There’s only 4 more days to go of this. I’m going to keep going because this habit is a healthy one to keep creating. It’s cost me a few things though. Time hanging with friends, not eating, and not sleeping. The not sleeping half is actually kicking my butt today. I went to sleep today at 1AM and woke up at 7:30 because I need to take my dog out. Anywho, surrounding myself with positivity is important right now.

Below, I decided to keep moving with the typography challenge from The Futur. These were supposed to be 2 weights and one point size, but then I just went with my gut and forgot. However, these turned out really nicely. When I look at designs like this, I can definitely see improvement. I’m really happy with the first two designs below. They just feel really clean and modern for a magazine spread. I’ll most likely use these designs as a template for something. Practice makes fear go away. I’m starting to feel more confident in typography. Still a long way to go, but so much better than I was when I first started.

Bradley Afroilan