Publish365 020: I'm Conflicted


I have a project I want to work on. It's a personal one so it's not really important what it is, but I set out to do it as a skill-building exercise to make me more comfortable with certain aspects of my Adobe Illustrator (my favorite program) knowledge, but here's the rub: I'm really excited about it and doing it in Illustrator is actually a hinderance to getting it done. I could do it in Fusion360 and get it done in much less time, but then that's the quandary: If I want to build my skills in Illustrator I can't do that, and if I want to learn the skills, what better thing to learn it on than a personal project?

I had a moment like that again today. I wanted to do some relaxing and decided to work on a personal project. It came out great, but admittedly I chickened out and did it mostly in Fusion360 because I knew I was competent enough to finish the job in a reasonable amount of time and be happy with the result.

All of this to say: What do you think? Is it worth it to learn features of a program to learn stuff? Or should I just continue to use Fusion360 for some things and Illustrator for others? In the end I can accomplish the task with no difficulty doing it the way I'm doing it but I'd really like to knuckle down and get better at the thing I'm not good at as well.

Soooooo that's the conundrum. The quandary. The existential crisis.


What do you think?

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