I’ve realized that I desire love, but I want to control it

Keywords: blogs , connection , dating , emotions , feelings , life , lifestyle , love , pain , romance , self awareness , self improvement , trauma , validation , vulnerable

My emotional unavailability is due to me feeling like I have to control how relationships play out. It took me a while to realize that I was seeking validation from the connection more than anything.

https://queenmediacollective.com/2021/08/26/im-emotionally-unavailable-but-i-like-you

Making the decision to publish my innermost thoughts & reflections on this blog was a win for me

Keywords: wellness , accomplishments , how do you define your worth , internal narratives , self love , transactional love , upholding expectations , vulnerability

Pulling the trigger to share it publicly denoted courage I never thought I’d find to throw my insecurities, imposter syndrome, & fear of being judged to the wind in order to prioritize my healing.

https://notesbynani.com/how-do-you-characterize-your-worth

Help me gain more confidence in my work and when presenting my work to others

Keywords: inspiration , learning on the job

I would like to get to a place where I can take criticism without getting defensive and acknowledging that everyone has their own opinions. It is crucial within design to be able to grow from criticism, not every potential employer will like your work, not every client will understand your creative vision but that is ok. If I can work on honing my skills to the best of my ability, learning from criticism and creating work that I am proud of then I hope everything else will follow in time.

https://emilyrosegraphicsblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/12/im-not-good-emough