Hey there, I’m Karen.
I’m making 100: Practice something for 100 days and take a video every day.
I learned to dance in a year. The video went viral, and that gave me the idea for 100. For anyone to make a video like mine, but not just for dance – for anything.
If you have a dream but don’t know how to get there, start anyway.
You can become a designer without going to design school.
Your job should be fun. If it’s not fun, it’s okay to quit. You deserve better.
Changing careers is scary, but it’s worth it if you are unhappy.
Your obsession with success might be keeping you from being happy. It doesn’t have to.
You should let yourself feel emotions, good or bad. Write them down.
You shouldn’t feel ashamed about seeing a therapist.
When you have the choice between the scary thing or the safe thing, always choose the scary thing.
I was a designer at a startup in San Francisco, Exec.
I was a Program Manager at Microsoft Excel.
I sang and played keys in a Muse cover band, Electric Villain.
I designed the Seattle traffic app, 520 or 90.
Say hi on twitter @karenxcheng or email me at karenxcheng (at) gmail (dot) com
media (at) giveit100 (dot) com
Help yourself to some hi-res images