Overall, I grew a lot this year. Not only did I grow as a designer, I also grew as a team member and as a person. I realized the importance of being a good team member and communicating well in a project. Working with different people, from different places was incredibly fun and interesting, but also hard. I learned to listen to other people more often, and tried to let go of some of my ideas when others thought theirs were better. Next to this, I learned to let go of some of the lines in my head. I am now more free to do things in different ways, and not exactly as my first instinct tells me to. Whenever deadline stress got the better of me, I will now take a deep breath, and make sure to plan ahead, that is something I learned from the long nights of working this year. Most important of all, I learned to be a self-directed learner.