On July 15th, 2019, I embarked on a journey. One that I didn’t know where it would lead me. I began the Daily Logo Challenge. This was supposed to be a one-a-day for 50 days.
I only made it a week. Why would I start by telling you I failed? Because it happens. We learn from it. This was more of a personal challenge on my part to see if I could do it, or at least how long it would take me. However, as it does, life got in the way.
Balancing a full-time job, sassy puppy, loving boyfriend, along with keeping up my mental and physical health is kind of challenging. I started this challenge thinking I wasn’t busy enough and that maybe I could enhance my logo design skills and get in a little extra practice. I also added in the extra challenge for myself that the logos I created had to be based on the random colors generated by coolors.co. I did it…for about a week. With work getting busier and real freelance clients needing my attention, I’ve come to the conclusion that that’s as far as I can make it for now.
This isn’t the first big challenge I’ve taken on in my life. Another one I did was NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month), for those of you who don’t know. And yes, I really did write an entire novel in one month while I was in college (I still don’t know how).
I just wanted to write to you, whoever you are, to let you know that these kinds of challenges are exactly that: challenges. They’re supposed to push you creatively, which is amazing, but you don’t have to burn yourself out in order to accomplish them and you don’t have to feel bad if you don’t finish them.
Who knows, maybe I’ll take this on next year.
Below, you can see the logos that I did accomplish.