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Blogging: 5 Lessons After Year One

Blogging: 5 Lessons After Year One

Last month marked one year since I started blogging! I can’t believe that Passport by Design has been on the web for 1 year! It seems like I just made six months. The decision to blog was a very easy, yet difficult one. I knew it was something I wanted to do, but would I be able to continue? Would I run out of steam? Would I burn out? I hope I can help any aspiring bloggers who are on…

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Time Management for Creatives

Time Management for Creatives

When you’re in a creative field you are always doing a million things at once. When you run a blog you have to create content, edit content, edit images, communicate with companies, just to name a few things. Being a Graphic Designer, there are less things I have to “hire out.” That also means I’m responsible for completing more tasks on my own. How can you learn good time management skills while stretching yourself in so many directions? Set Goals…

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Travel Items I’m Loving Right Now

Travel Items I’m Loving Right Now

The new year, arriving tomorrow, will be the chance to visit so many new places and experience new adventures. I’m always on the lookout for travel gear that will make my trip a little easier. See what I’ve been looking into below. Leather Duffle I love duffles because they aren’t rigid and I can squeeze in so many extra items on the sides. The one above is from Nuts and Noble. They have a wide variety of leather items. Each…

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Five Types of Trips to Take Before Age 30

Five Types of Trips to Take Before Age 30

My twenties are coming to an end. As one chapter ends another one begins. When we reach a new milestone we all remember moments that made us happy and those that we regret. In my twenties I feel that I did things that were difficult and left my comfort zone on numerous occasions. All this reflection led to thinking about a 30 year old travel bucket list. I’m not referring to specific locations but types of trips you should take…

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Art School Supplies You’ll Actually Use

Art School Supplies You’ll Actually Use

Your professors have provided lists of items for each of your classes. Each list looks daunting. I’m here to tell you that you won’t use half of the things on those lists. I’ll tell you what you should actually purchase and where to make investment purchases. Paintbrushes My first inexpensive set worked fine so I thought the second one would too. They didn’t though. That set of cheap brushes left brush hairs in my paintings. No need to spend a…

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Six Ways I Stay Motivated with Blogging (and Life)

Six Ways I Stay Motivated with Blogging (and Life)

There are lots of things that take away our motivation. Sometimes it’s stress. Sometimes we’re just “not in the mood” for what we need to do. I’ve definitely experienced periods of writer’s block and lack of motivation while creating this blog. I do see a trend of the things that help me find my motivation again, though. I’m sharing them with you below in hopes they can help you regain your motivation, whether it’s blogging or just showing up for…

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Boost Your Creativity with Music

Boost Your Creativity with Music

Music is in so many ways a universal language. With music you can put yourself in the mood to do so many things. Many people have a workout playlist that really gets them pumped to get into a great workout. For me to step into my creative mindset there are certain songs that really make a difference. These songs range from different genres and even different languages. As soon as I hear them they give me a boost of creativity….

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​Travel Items I’m Lusting Over

​Travel Items I’m Lusting Over

Beoplay H9I Headphones from Bang and Olufsen (B&O) They are so darn pretty and come in an array of colors. I think the leather detailing is another thing that is really pulling me in. It just so happened that American Airlines liked them too. They will switch from Bose to Bang and Olufsen headphones on their first and business class international flights starting in 2019. Windsor Backpack by Manfrotto I’d be joking if I said I had enough camera equipment…

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What I’ve Learned from Blogging Ater 6 Months

What I’ve Learned from Blogging Ater 6 Months

For years I’d visited blogs and really enjoyed getting to see into someone else’s life. You get to see what inspires them and the things that bring them joy. You might even get to see the struggles they’ve gone through. Through all that I found inspiration myself. As someone who’s not the most extraverted person I was a little nervous about putting my thoughts and experiences out for other people to see. Being vulnerable is hard. But when I think…

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Where I Want to Travel to Next

Where I Want to Travel to Next

There are so many destinations in the world. And even if we’d like to see them all, we need to narrow it down from time to time. There are a few places that are on my mind that I’d love to visit. I’ll share where they are and why. Udaipur, India India is a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. Through Bollywood movies and short trips to areas in the States with large Indian populations I’ve developed…

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