UX Chronicles #2: No Excuses!

I don’t know why I chose to title this article this way. Tbh, I don’t even think it makes sense, but I hope it does. My week 2 article should have delved into the key things I learned like Design thinking, Gestalt Principle, and Information Architecture, but I don’t think I’m ready for that just yet. My subsequent articles will eventually cross the ‘t’ in technical but this week, it’s about focus and resilience.

When I started this journey, I knew it wasn’t gonna be easy, but not this much though. Here am I caught in between writing exams, having lectures (some of my lecturers 🤦🏼). writing my thesis, trying to meet up with a client’s deadline and having to do all my tasks for the Bootcamp.

No excuses! That’s my mantra, and even though I’m writing this article, seated at the back seat of a mini-bus conveying me to school, with my head spinning from refusing it the much-needed rest it deserves, on this mountain, I want to live.

This week, amidst other tasks we were given, was the requirement to read seven (7) design-related articles and note down what we’ve read. This had me reading a design article first thing every morning, which is currently a routine I’m enjoying. On some days like Thursday when I had an exam, I read it right inside the bus, no excuses!

People call me strong, but I know I’m not. Some days I cry, some days it gets so bad, so overwhelming. But I put on my glasses to avoid the tears from staining my research papers, and get to work.

This is not just my week 2 article, but an encouragement to myself and anyone else out there. When it gets really tough, I want to come back to this article and remind myself that I promised never to give in to excuses. And I’ll get up and get going again.




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