This book reflects my personal journey throughout design school. The design process broadened my awareness to themes that go beyond relevancy in design - themes that extend into my relationship with myself, with others, and with the world around me. While curating this collection of essays, I investigated the unique connection between creative individuals, the challenges and joys that design brings, and the stories that unite us. For me, creativity is grounded in choosing courage over comfort, discovering my authentic voice, embracing criticism fully, and playing as much as possible. I hope this book reveals the vulnerability it takes to continually grow as a designer. These themes will also resonate with anyone who seeks deeper connection with others.