Today wasn’t great for me.
As a designer, you have a voice in your head. It’s there, constantly, telling you over and over that you’re not good enough, and you’ll never be good enough. Your work is crap. And no matter how much you try to work it and polish it, it’ll always be less than you want it to be. You see every flaw in everything you do. You know this voice. It’s with you always. So when the internal voice tells you your work sucks, you smile at it and say, “I know, but I’m going to keep doing it anyway.”
But when an external voice tells you it sucks, it can be hard to keep going.
On a lighter note: This. From the local bookstore.