I’m a private tutor located in Austin, Texas. For the past 6 years, I’ve been teaching one on one private Photoshop, Design and Web lessons. I have on occasion prepared presentations and taught classes to professionals groups. Recently, I gave a one-hour interactive lecture to the Natural Science Council at the University of Texas (UT). As a tutor, teacher and lecturer, I gain the most satisfaction from sharing my passion about design and technology, but also from seeing my students grow and blossom into fully independent and skilled creators themselves. Patience and experience as my most prized tools.
A few months ago, I was strongly encouraged to take a good look at and examine my working habits. Although I have always been flexible and easygoing when it comes to work, I have always worked, in almost all cases, from a place of will and conviction. What I mean by that is I worked because I felt I had to, because it was the right thing to do. This work methodology worked well until I came face to face with a deeper truth about myself and the nature of reality; I don’t have to do anything, and there is no right way to pursue work. When my brain finished processing this slice of wisdom, its implication hit me like a ton of bricks and I temporarily collapsed on myself. In other words, I didn’t know what to do anymore, or why I should do anything at all.