Practice, Practice, Practice [PART III]

Creative Jam: University of Oregon / Comfort In Confidence

By the time I found myself in Eugene, Oregon in front of a handful of young design students and established creative professionals (seemingly either a few years younger or a few years older than I) I had written three versions of my presentation, share two of them, and was ultimately feeling a little more sure of myself.

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When I originally applied to this residency, it was only about six months prior that I had established my level of “not giving a shit” about what anyone else said to me; that from then on I was taking my passion seriously, and stopped treating it like dismissable side hobby of a dream. I took responsibility for my passion, and encouraged myself to be courageous enough to embrace confidence in the specifics of what I truly loved making. No matter the day job I took-on to pay the bills, I would never let go of my love for creating.
Now I am the direct result of that extremely definitive moment. As this residency rounds it’s halfway point, I am feeling the assured confidence in what I do and who I am because of it, and that feeling burns a little stronger every time I have the opportunity to talk about it (which I may never have had outside of this residency).

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So by the time I found myself in Eugene, Oregon in front of a handful of design students and creative professionals, I knew myself a little better. Better than two months prior at my first Creative Jam. Better than six months before that, interviewing for this residency. And the six months before that, when I only started to explore my potential.

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/GNARLY RIDE/

Good Eats, Smooth Drinks

There is an ENTIRE street of coffee bars. COFFEE. BARS. YO!

TOWNSHEND’S EUGENE TEAHOUSE.

PERUGINO.

OFF THE WAFFLE.

THE BARN LIGHT.

AGATE ALLEY BISTRO.

VOODOO DONUTS.

TAP AND GROWLER.

DUTCH BROS. COFFEE.

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