This project has been a challenge for me and I’m not sure why. I definitely need to do some deeper self-assessment and questioning on why. My initial thought was that I wasn’t clear in my head what a literature review is. I find myself constantly changing directions, regularly questioning myself and in essence spinning my wheels.
I embrace the idea of learning new things and being faced with a number of challenges, the least of which is time management. This semester has been a study in juggling too many balls at one time. That’s my personal issue to work through, though the first step might be to consider saying no to some freelance work here and there, or at the very least accepting better work. It’s been a few weeks of craziness that went no-where. It’s all good,it’s a learning moment…
But it’s definitely affected the areas that I wanted to put more time and energy into for a greater return on my investment, such as graduate school. I’ve love delving deeper into semiotics and learning more about it, it’s definitely a subject I want to be better versed in and the literature review is a good first step in that direction. It’s been interesting to see how everyone else is approaching their subjects and learning in greater depth about other areas of design.
I’ll tighten it up and get it together…but the first step is saying no to somethings that might not be as valuable to me in the long term….so I guess ultimately what I’m saying, is before I take on more work, is really assess the value of it against my teaching and my grad work to ensure that it has value, moves me forward as a designer and potentially become more work than it’s worth….