Riva admits, she used to hide behind her discomforts, but not anymore. “Vulnerability is key,” she explains, “CreativeLive presenters say that we all struggle in accepting who we are and the sooner we can love ourselves and get over the discomfort of sharing, the better off we’ll be.”
Says Riva, “Be yourself and be open. Also, just constantly learn. No matter what.” She says that an ‘always be learning’ mentality is what pushed her forward at CreativeLive. “At first I thought Srinivas Rao’s Design Systems That Fuel Your Creativity didn’t apply to me, but then I realized so much of what I do is creative,” she says. “Some of the most powerful and helpful courses at CreativeLive have been the ones where I kept an open-mind.”
Sometimes you may not know exactly where you’re going or what you want to do, but you know how you want to feel. Lean into the things that restore you. You’ll figure out how to work around the obstacles.