My path from engineer 👷‍♀️ to illustrator 👩‍🎨

In middle school I used to spend my evenings drawing images of Sailor Moon, it made me feel so relaxed and happy that I just wanted to do it forever. When I went to high school I met this girl that was very good at drawing. One day she lent me one of her sketches which I immediately tried to replicate and I couldn’t. Her drawing was right there in front of me yet as much as I tried to follow the lines and angles I just couldn’t, I never did. This was when I ruled out drawing as a profession. Since if we were still in high school and she was already so talented obviously I wasn’t going to be able to draw to her level, she was talented and I wasn’t.

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Learning to be kind to myself

I had this huge post scheduled in my mind for today, I started researching and writing since last Friday but it was yesterday 9 pm and I couldn’t write it, something was off. After talking with my husband I realized that what I was trying to express wasn’t clear and that writing this post was going to take longer than I thought 🤷‍♀️. I couldn’t break my own commitment nor could I just write whatever thing came to my mind and post it. I felt it had to be something academic, groundbreaking, long and with lots of research 🤓.

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I contradict myself 🤫

Cognitive dissonance – The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the mental discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs, values, or attitudes Reference

I started thinking about this term because of a video that I watched back in March about how musicians contradict themselves in their song 😅:

Video 1. Artists contradict themselves compilation

I didn’t know there was a term for this experience, I remember feeling that discomfort but not being able to put words to it 😵‍💫.

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