Through my ten plus years as a professional designer, I have come to a simple conclusion: I am afraid. I’m afraid that my clients will see through me. I’m afraid that my peers will figure out I have no idea what I’m talking about. I’m afraid of peeling back the curtain to reveal the _how_ and _why_ of what I do. I don’t like being wrong. No one does. I also don’t like being afraid.
This year, I will be more open about my process. I will write out exactly what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. I will put my ego aside and open myself up to criticism. I will overcome my fear of looking like I have no idea what I’m talking about (those that know me may think I’ve already accomplished this). Admitting you have a problem is the best place to start, so I’m starting today.
It feels good.