Feb 15 2024"How did you know that you would not regret leaving a full-time permanent job to set up your own business?" This question is perhaps the one that I received most often, from the day I shared my intention to leave a stable, well-paid job, until today, two years after I started out as a freelance illustrator.
Jan 05 2024My favorite thing in the world is drawing. And that's why I became a professional illustrator. And since I started my business, there's one piece of advice that comes back to me every week, whether from friends, or experienced entrepreneurs or in the medias I follow: "You need to find a hobby other than drawing, now that drawing has become your profession."
Dec 15 2023Strangely enough, for the past three years, the universe has been consistently saving one miracle for me every December. Even if just as surely enough, such miracle never just fell from the sky! It only happened after I pushed myself beyond my limits.
Nov 10 2023I’ve been thinking about this since my move-in. It was the afternoon when I was desperately looking for my drawing tablet in the middle of 80 boxes, following my sudden house moving.
Oct 15 2023"One day, when I was passing the King Ly Thai To statue by my house where little kids were driving in mini-cars, I saw a group of tourists huddled together, their faces lit up with joy as they eagerly snapped photos of the children."
Jul 05 2023I work too much. And I don't know how to rest. Or to be more precise, I have no trouble working hard, and I don't know how to stop before I'm exhausted.
Apr 15 2023There is one realization that weighted a lot on me. Contents consumption, including blog posts, videos or social media, has become somewhat similar to fast-fashion consumption. We seek contents increasingly more in quantity, increasingly in shorter time, and then, we forget just as increasingly easily and quickly what we just consumed.
Mar 15 2023
Recently, my favorite author, Chi Nguyen, presented an exercise in a YouTube video entitled: Looking at your career as a book with many chapters.
The exercise consists of writing down the different “chapters” of our professional life, from the present moment,…
Mar 05 2023
This article is NOT about loneliness due to isolation!
The afternoon when loneliness drowned me
I couldn’t keep my promise.
It was Tuesday, February 28, 2023, the Tuesday that just passed. I was all motivated to finally free up 30 minutes in my…
Jan 05 2023
My new year started with a zombie head and a compote body…
But don’t worry, I’m happy. My 2022 year has been… normal. It’s the first time I’ve had a normal year, where I completely feel like I fit in, where…