One Day I'll Be Good At This

It has been quite a journey so far, learning the ropes of graphic design, web design, e-commerce, social media, and all the software and hardware that go with them. It has been about a year since I began the quest of autodidactic exploration into these fields. I have learned so much already, but I know there is a lot more that I need to figure out. I am not making a living at it yet, and I know that a substantial portion of that failure is due to a stubborn notion that I can do it my own way. That the tried and tested ways that many people already know, use, and teach, could be a gateway to a possible successful online business. Of course, that is my own goal as well. However, I have a vision of what I want my style to be, my site to look like, my eventual outcome, and business model to represent. I am not there yet. I am still a beginner. In the immortal words of Winston Churchill, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning”. I am getting quite good at creating pictures with Affinity Designer. I used it to create the image of The Wineville Review. I use Affinity Publisher to write these articles within it. I have created so many pictures and pieces that I didn’t even use for anything. There are thousands that make up the website. I will continue on this path because it is a road to self-teaching the skill set that I want to possess. I will not be deterred by the lack of success thus far, and I will not accept that I can not become a better designer. I will always avoid school because my nature dictates that any skill self-taught is a true success, and any obstacle that must be conquered to achieve it is a foe worth facing. I have plans. And they are in my sights. Difficult to achieve, perhaps. Worth the effort, I believe so. With effort, time, and will, I will gain the skills I seek

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