More than 10 years ago I discovered my love for mountain sports through my partner. Before that, I actually hardly did any sports and my fitness level was accordingly or rather non-existent. 😅
But moving in the mountains, going hiking, climbing mountains, or ski touring is exhausting. So I had no choice but to start small, with short tours and few vertical meters. Over time, I became more fit and better at hiking.
Just as this progress took a lot of time, getting into UX and UI design takes time. I didn’t start my career as a UX designer, but over many years and various jobs, I have immersed myself in the subject, gained experience and developed my skills along the way.
The combination of knowledge and the use of that in practice have let me become the designer I am today. And I am far from perfect and there is many things I can still learn. Thanks to endless resources, every week I stumble upon new insights that will shape my further growth and work, and I make valuable contacts that help me become even better in the future.
What I want to say? You won’t be perfect at something overnight, whether it’s mountaineering, UX and UI design, or anything else. Learning is a process that is hardly ever complete. So get into it and give it the time it needs.