h, insecurity and i go waaaaay back. we’ve been wrestling with each other from the moment my 2nd grade teacher said i wasn’t pretty enough to play sleeping beauty in the class play and i had to be the queen instead. it had me in its grip all the way through high school and went with me to college. it was only then when i learned to fight back. i want to say that i’ve won every time, but that’s not really true.
every now and then it tries to taunt me again. it whispers things in my ear. “your ideas are not good enough.” “your work is unoriginal, uninspired.” “there are lots more designers better than you.” “you’re still not pretty enough to play sleeping beauty.” er.
i know i shouldn’t base my self-esteem on what people say, and i don’t. but of course it matters to me what people think of my work. we all need feedback to know if we’re affecting people the way we want to, otherwise we’ll just be harboring delusions about ourselves that have no basis in reality.
feedback from clients is particularly important to me, and i relish getting them. good or bad, i learn from what my clients say. today i got an email from a happy client. here’s what she said:
Ohmy…I’m speechless… I saw the site and it’s great!!! I’m so excited and happy with my new site! Thanks to you, Pat! You’re an expert designer! I can’t thank you enough for being so patient with me…and for creating this wonderful and amazing design! It’s very beautiful!
I was able to follow your specific instructions. Thanks for everything Pat!!! It’s up and installed! I’ll just have to fill the site up with stuff! This is great Pat!
If I’ll be needing another site, I’ll definitely be coming back to you! and will really refer you to friends!
Really had fun working with you!
Thank you from the bottom of my happy heart!!!