It struck me today that each and every one of us are facing our own personal struggles.

The image above was the greatest inspiration of my day and I felt it was apt for International Women’s Day. I grew up with one woman in my life – my grandmother. She taught me strength and independence, and that determination and hard work always paid off. She has loved, supported and cared for me when others could not.

Happy Women’s Day to the strongest woman in my life and to all you wonderful, resilient ladies in my life and those I am yet to meet.

Credit: Rupi Kaur

 

 

Man sacrifices health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
He lives as if he is never going to die,

And then dies having never really lived.

Monks praying in temple - Dalai Lama Quote

A lovely UI sign-up animation that has completely inspired me today.

Credit: Regina Smirnova

Team Treehouse – Review

After years of procrastination, it was time to pick something up. I wanted to learn something that could be useful – so I joined Team Treehouse and enrolled for a month’s membership.

$25 a month for access to their whole library of classes, taken at your own pace. The user interface was nice, it was user-friendly, with pretty graphics and colours – and a point system with ‘awards’. These were all very nice little additions that keep you on track.

You could choose a ‘track’, which is basically what you wanted to train to become – web design, app developer, graphic designer etc. – and the course would be structured accordingly, covering the foundations of almost everything you’ll need for the position.

I enjoyed learning, but I could see how it was going to get pretty expensive. Especially since I was racing through the courses in the little time that I had outside of my full-time job – I felt like I was just cramming, and not really learning. There is the option to ‘pause’ the membership so I did think to alternate months?

Overall, I never continued with my subscription, but if I had more time and money, I probably would – if my heart was set on coding. Which it isn’t. If anything, it’s made me realise I probably prefer design more.

To be continued.

Botanical Hues - Colour Palette Inspiration

How have I only just found this website? I’ve been flicking through Design Seeds for ages, trying to inspire my blog/brand colours – the lustrous sea of colour palettes – and I can’t stop! This one particularly gave me warmth. Made me want to pick up my wool and create some textile piece.