I've been in a few conversations lately where I've been asked to describe what I do. Being asked that question made me reflect a bit on where I'm at after one year of being a freelance designer. In all honesty, the first year has just been about making it for me. I've been very focused on bring in enough work to justify to myself that I can go it on my own. I've felt quite lucky to receive the work that I have. It's made for a smooth transition from employee to self-employed. But lately, I've had an itch to push myself more creatively. I haven't exactly kept up with my goal of not waiting to do those things. So, I'm going to renew my goal for this next year of freelance to change things up a bit. I'd like to focus on producing more work—either for clients or for myself—that's creatively challenging. I'm sharing this goal here in hopes this will help keep me accountable. Seriously, can someone be my accountability partner? I could use all the help I can get. I'm starting things off with a wallpaper design that's a bit out of the ordinary for me. I'm dusting off the paint brushes and also am trying to incorporate more colors in my work. I've been a little too heavy with the black, grey and white lately. The sentiment in the wallpaper is from Anil Sinha, "The secret of change is to focus your energy not on past which has gone, but give new direction to your dreams." Anyone else feeling like they need to change things up and re-focus on what they're passionate about?