I’m not where I thought I would be by now. 🥴 We’re halfway through the year and I thought I would have accomplished so much more at this point… both personally and professionally!
It’s funny because Lennon went on vacation last week with his dad and I thought I would get SO much done while he was gone. But instead of productivity, my mind and body needed rest. So I “procrastinated” which I later re-labeled it to “rested”. And I tried not to feel too bad about all the time I could have spent working on things.
Prioritizing rest hasn’t always come easy, but I’m making progress. I blame it on my mom (but please don't tell her! 🙊). She always had something for us to do around the house (specially on Saturdays). If she would found me or my siblings doing nothing, you bet she'll find us something to do. 🙈
Going back to not having met my 6-month goals… I recently did some reflecting on the first half of the year and wrote down six of my biggest accomplishments, one for each month that has gone by:
1️⃣ I was named one of Graphic Design USA magazine’s “People to Watch in 2023” (pinch me!!!) 👀
I tend to be somewhat forgetful and my love for taking TONS of photos on my phone (I have 120,627 photos in my “Recent” album! 🙈) comes in handy when I feel like I’m not doing enough or showing up enough for myself or my son. Although, maybe I don't need 15 photo takes of my cats sleeping or 5 photos of my tacos to help me go back to “memory lane.” 😅
Making this list with the help of my camera roll and my love for oversharing on Instagram has helped me see the progress I’ve made. 💗
So, what are my goals for the second half of the year? Personally, I want to spend a month back home to spend time with my mom and have Lennon attend summer camp in my hometown in Mexico (Torreón, Coahuila). We leave starting next month! Professionally, I want to do more with the education side of my business. I’ve let that fall off my priority list and I have so much that I can teach aspiring designers. Plus, it’s really fun and fulfilling! 🤓
Comment below one professional or personal accomplishment that you’re celebrating so I can celebrate with you! 🤗
Karla is an award-winning designer, branding expert and mentor. She has designed for brands including BRIT+CO, Discovery, HGTV, Food Network, Facebook, and more.