I used to spend a lot of my days with my head buried in a sketchbook, doodling the things I saw around me but I never was quite sure how to apply it to my life. In the fall of 2018 I found myself a bit lost, I was about to graduate university without much purpose. To be honest, I was stressed I had just spent four years studying philosophy and had come out of it with nothing more than an existential outlook on life.
I had confided in a new friend about my worries about the future, and she asked me if I had ever heard of UX. I was confused, and told her, "I didn't like computers", she jokingly told me, "UX wasn't a computer", but it was kind of like building a beautiful house, and making it functional. This struck me, and after that day and some deep diving into Reddit subpages about what it meant to be a UX designer, I knew that this was the path I was going to take.