It’s 2.30am on a Sunday night, and I can’t seem to sleep yet. I spend most of my weekend trying to finish up the second issue of Curaqion – especially the responsive part of the website. Everything seems to be in place. Bat is still working on the PDF version for this upcoming issue, but we should be ready to launch it soon.
I’ve always wanted to have side projects that I’m passionate about. I think it is time for me to move away from freelance projects. For the past few years, I have been very picky when it comes to accepting freelance projects. I stopped doing typical WordPress themes, and only accepting unique and exciting projects. But most of the time, the excitement doesn’t really last that long, especially when it comes to dealing with strict requirements that are conflicting with my ideal way of doing things.
It is common for me to feel unhappy with what I have to do, either for my day job, or for the freelance projects that I’m working on. And most of the time I just have to live with it. Nothing personal, it is just business.
There is always this degree of freedom every designer want to have when they are working on something – and sometimes it is just not enough. Side projects is the only way for me to get away from that situation. It is the only way for me to be able to do whatever I want, and however I wanted it to be. There’s a lot of things that I wanted to do – but I can’t seem to get around to do it.
I want to create web app – but I’m not a very good backend developer. I started doing Ruby on Rails, but my learning process is not fast enough due to the limited time available on my side. Drew Wilson is my true inspiration – he can code and design, and he always execute on his ideas super fast. That’s what I want to achieve.
I want to have my own print magazine – but I don’t know how to start. Since the birth of Curaqion, Bat and I have been talking about it. And I’ve been very excited about the idea. I tried designing some pages in InDesign – it is not as easy as I thought. I need ideas, content and people to do this with me.
I want to do a lot of stuff. Learning and executing ideas is not easy, but that’s what I’ve always been passionate about. There’s no time to waste anymore.