What has Project 54 Taught Me?
Despite how challenging I found Project 54 to be at times, it really taught me a lot and I appreciate all of the lessons I’ve learned from it.
First of all, I’ve found that we all have a little Volkswagen in us.
We can all relate to the brand in some way or another.
I feel like I relate to brand in all three aspects of their values.
Everyday motoring pleasure : I’m a happy person and I love to smile, laugh, and be around people that share that positivity. A day without a smile/laughter is an incomplete day in my book, and there must’ve been a chance for those positive emotions that was overlooked.
Innovative design : in terms of design, I love to be a bit different. Jeans and a t-shirt doesn’t usually work for me ; it’s not expressive enough. Also, as I got up this morning and looked around my room, I realized it’s full of innovative design.
My bed here at VCU didn’t come with a headboard, which looked a little off to me, so I made my own – with washi tape! I also used washi tape to make an inspiration board above my desk.
Enduring value : everyone wants to do something that makes them remembered, whether by millions or by one.
Another lesson that this has taught me is that it’s okay to fail. True failure only comes through not trying.
It’s also taught me to take Scott’s advice – have the same confidence that I have in my unique outfits, in my ideas ; and everything else I do for that matter. I can’t let my fear of how others will respond hold me back from expressing myself and my ideas.
So, I’d like to thank Scott and Gary for this challenging adventure and for this dose of reality and self-exploration that they like to call Project 54!