Why Are You So Kind?

Be Brave, Be Kind - THUMB 2 - BLUE HAIR - 12.18.19

Made on DesignCap–another graphic design website I will be reviewing. 🙂 ❤

Your parents don’t fight. Your parents aren’t divorced. You’ve never been in the system… So you can’t understand. You’re not me, you don’t know what it’s like…. That’s probably why you’re so kind and compassionate, because you haven’t been through what I have….

—-  Anonymous

I was working at my job, Amaryllis, about a week ago. I picked up a couple of extra shifts with the holiday season going on, whereas I primarily and exclusively only work Friday’s.

It was after doing phone calls with one of the youth when the paraphrased discussion took place. I, of course, can’t go into the details of their history and their story (hell, it’s only theirs to tell if they so wish to) but I can talk about what this sprouting plant begged my attention for: why am I so kind?

How much of ourselves are a product of our family? Our environment? Our journey onwards?

It’s true that problems that occur in our childhoods can bleed and linger on into adulthood, I think anyone who’s been through trauma can tell you that.

And I think there’s a bigger question in play with this: how can one identify the root cause to why they believe in the good of humanity? The good of the world? That nice and good people out there exist? Let alone being one of those people, yourself?

I think it begs the question: people who go through traumatic experiences can react one of two ways (a bit all or nothing, I’ll admit): they can grow from it and be empathetic towards others or they can let it color their vision and take out their angry anguish out on the world surrounding them (and arguably, towards themselves as well).

Who decides which way a person will go? Who says? Who holds the key–the power? The control?

Again, I don’t really know the answer to these questions. I guess, in truth, I’m just someone asking them.

It’s said that we are sometimes born into vulnerabilities to certain conditions. That our environment can pull out additional vulnerabilities or mute others. That our family life may influence other characteristics and behaviors than we ever truly realize the full potential of. Sometimes the same two people who go through a traumatic event can still come out perfectly healthy or uniquely ill. But they both went through the same thing. So, what gives? Why did one person develop a condition and the other didn’t?

Again, unanswerable questions that could take years of ruminating and thinking on without getting much further than that.

All I know is that sometimes life gives us the shit stick.

We don’t ever choose for it to happen, it’s just handed to us. We’re expected, as per the rules of life, to figure out how we want to react to it. We do, inherently, control our own actions.

So, let’s circle back to the start of this conversation–moving beyond the why it’s happened and how it’s happened and instead focus on the concept of pain.

Here’s a pretty commonly used, easy to aggravate the person you’re coaxing into choosing life and choosing to “look on the bright side”:

“I understand.”

But do you? Do you really?

I think a lot of people forget that empathy exists. Sympathy is feeling sorry for another individual (something more at arms length away); empathy is feeling sorry WITH them, beside them, amongst them.

I think especially when it comes to trauma, tough family lives and general mental health or physical health conditions running rampant, that it’s easy to feel alone and easy to be upset and easy to think that no one else in the world knows how deeply you’re feeling pain.

And, maybe they won’t know. Maybe they don’t care to know.

But statistically speaking, that you’re the one human in the billions of years that the Earth has existed and that people have been alive for, that people will continue to be alive for, that you’re the ONLY one feeling as you do? It’s unlikely. That NO ONE has ever experienced similar pains before? Again, unlikely. (Also, this is probably just as invalidating so stay clear of this concept too).

The point is, I don’t believe someone has had to have gone through 100% the same thing in order to feel something for another human being. I think as humans, we are so diverse and different and individually made that we can never truly understand another’s experience. Not completely.

But we can understand a fraction of it. If we can’t know what it’s like to have gone through something, we can ask. We can look towards the individual and see how badly their pain is affecting them and from there, draw our own conclusions.


“It’s not about how bad the situation is, it’s about how badly it’s affecting someone”

So, yeah, maybe no one will ever know 100%. Yet if they can know 50%? 80%? Would that change mean it all?

But, alas, I went on another tangent. I think it’s important to know what validation is versus what it’s not. The “I understand” card is a fickle creature. Not even using it as a starting point is good because people can get immediately defensive even if that isn’t what you’re trying to say. And sometimes it’s just as important, if not more important, to recognize that this is where the person is at in their life and to acknowledge how shitty that must be for them and that they can take the moment to observe their emotions, thoughts and physiological changes in their bodies and then, only then, dive into problem-solving and trying to “fix” someone else.

Because maybe we don’t have to fix someone. Maybe we can just say, “Hey, I see you’re suffering. That sucks. What can I do to help?” And if there isn’t anything or if they can’t think of anything, then just be there with them while the pain ebbs away, as it will naturally do.

So we return once again to this integral question:

Why are you so kind?

Because, it’s true: I’ve had a very supportive family life. An often validating and important family life. Even enabled to some respects. I didn’t grow up within the system, I grew up in a nurturing environment. I grew up in a steady paycheck household. Both my parents went to college and got their degrees. I grew up with a caring and dutiful, Spanish grandmother (who would smoosh spiders or ants with her hands, as ruthless as can be!). I went to my doctor’s appointments. Had surgeries. Went to school. Wasn’t so negatively impacted by bullies or anything. So what happened? What, what went “wrong?”

I don’t know, I don’t have a genetic predisposition towards mental health conditions. I don’t have any trauma that I’ve really been through. I barely skate across living with BPD.

All I know is that I went to college and the first few years were fine (all things considered) and then everything kinda snowballed out from under me. I was so creative back in the day, back in high school without mental health conditions, I was so creative with original characters and original works.

Then my mental health took a nose dive and I lost a lot of that, I still haven’t really gained it back, unfortunately. I’m not, I’m not even sure that I can get it back, sadly.

I began my recovery journey the most in 2015. I started on a round of medications. I had to learn what psychiatric emergency’s were. I self-harmed, I attempted suicide. I went to the hospital. I went inpatient. I went to the OCD-Institute for 5 weeks.

In 2016, I began my advocacy journey with NAMI MA and the newspaper. In fall 2016, I relapsed after 9 months out of the hospital. I dealt again with suicidal ideation.

In 2017, I was hospitalized 5 times (due most often to the suicidality, of course) the most in any year thus far. I was more unstable than stable during this time. I received ECT in September to cope with the many symptoms I was experiencing that was making my life utter, utter hell.

In 2018, I relapsed again, this time with depression. I experienced my darkest ever days. I started at a day program. I started DBT-Intensive there. Slowly, I came out of it.

In 2019, near the very end, I’m almost 2 years free from the hospital. I’m more stable than not every day. I use my DBT skills daily to upkeep my recovery–often in more ways than I truly realize. I’ve taught a Peer to Peer class. I’ve been on a podcast. I’ve been making Youtube videos, tweeting and growing my audience in multiple sites. I’ve been actively updating and writing fan fiction. I walked for graduation back in May. I got a job. Everything is looking up. (And when I have a  bad day at work, I can see it as a bad day rather than a bad job or a bad life. I can separate a lot more than I used to).

So, why am I kind?

Maybe I haven’t been through the very same things you have.

Yet I know what pain feels like. I know what feeling alone in the world feels like. I know how tempting it can be to numb the hurt. I know how fast the brain can jump from helpful to unhealthy.

I know that I cannot take away your pain. And I know that I can ease the burden of it.

I know that my story matters. I know that what I’ve been through can help someone else.

And truly, if I could change it all?

I wouldn’t change a thing.

There’s an interesting take on living with a mental health condition that I’ve realized over the course of my journey: I can be just as valuable, if not more so, having had experiences with this that new opportunities can open up hundreds of doors for me than whatever is shut away.

Getting to where I am now in my journey has been a lot of hard work. I don’t intend to mess with that any time soon. I’ve made many, many strides. And I know what pain is, because I’ve been through it. And I know what freedom is, having come out the other side.

I’m no longer as plagued by my demons as I was before. My tolerance for pain has increased tremendously. When I struggle, hell, I struggle. But I’ve found the way through it. I’ve found the way to get through that pain.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

I’m kind, I think, because I choose to be. Because I choose to see the good in people, in the world, in mankind. I believe the best in others, and hell, yeah, that’s naive, but for the ones that doesn’t apply to, I choose to focus more on how those of us like myself exist too.

Because, yes the world is fucked up, painful, angry and misunderstood.

And there are still good people out there.

Because 50 people are assholes doesn’t negate or erase that 1 kind, kind individual wanting the best for everyone (and taking care of themselves appropriately).

I’d like to be that one. I’d like to be somebody. Someone to have changed something, for the better. Someone to have overcome adversity. Someone to have a voice, loud and clear. Someone to be kind to those I come into contact with and reach those whom I may not be able to knock on their door individually, one by one. I’d like to be a force to be reckoned with.

I’m kind because it matters. I’m kind because it’s who I am. I’m kind especially because I know how the simplest of gestures can mean the entire world when we’re deeply, deeply struggling.

Sometimes it’s enough to smile at a stranger. Give someone a hug. Give someone a card. Tell someone they’re courageous. Tell someone they are loved.

Because we never really know when someone else is gonna need to hear that. And sometimes if we wait too long, sometimes we lose that chance to ever get to say it again.


Stay safe, peeps.

xxx ❤ ❤ ❤

PS Music listened to in this crafted piece: “Somebody’s Someone” by Daphne Willis

PPS Related watercoloring piece I did back in 2016 that I’ve mentioned briefly before on my blog but hope to dedicate a proper post to in the future:


Faults of Stability….

Stability: it’s great, it’s awesome, it’s healthy, it’s wonderful, it’s beautiful, it’s breath-taking, it’s heart-warming, it’s cozy, it’s comfortable, it’s skillful, it’s busy, it’s artsy, it’s creative, it’s high self-esteem, it’s doing activities, it’s pro-active, it’s…stability.

Instability entering the sphere of stability: it’s sadness. it’s not being able to cry when I really, really want to. it’s avoidance. it’s pushing away thoughts, pushing away feelings, pushing away urges, pushing away things that will help, things that COULD help, people that could help, resources that could help, pushing away, away, away. Instability is keeping things to myself. Trying to get through it myself. Alone.

But it’s hard.

Being stable for so long has come with new challenges I never imagined I would face.

Here’s a list of them:

  1. I can’t reach out for help, not in the same ways I once did.
    1. I’ve learned the difference between inappropriate people and places and appropriate people and places within my recovery journey. This means that I cannot reach out to people online because it is an INAPPROPRIATE people/place. But this doesn’t stop other people from doing it. And this doesn’t stop me from seeing other people do it. So I have my judgments, judgments I am more and more often silent about and keeping to myself. The Internet is an inappropriate place because the people on it are NOT professionals, not guaranteed to reach out in a timely fashion (often I’m searching for immediate assistance so anything longer than a minute has my brain telling me bullshit), not guaranteed to be kind, not guaranteed to be helpful, not guaranteed to be what I NEED. This comes with extra issues:
    2. If I can’t reach out online, who can I reach out to?
    3. I don’t know because no one seems to be appropriate people or places. I can’t call a hotline without having memories of the past slap me in the face. Friends from my day program, Passages, are a no-go because they have their own issues and don’t need mine on top of them. I can’t reach out on Twitter because I’m supposed to keep up this image of stability and appropriate versus inappropriate behaviors and it’s a sliding slope that I know all too well. I could use a chat service but I’d rather talk to someone which leads me back to the first problem and then I judge myself for not being able to handle it myself, which makes me wonder what the hell I’m going to do soon when I’m no longer at program, when I’m in therapy regularly again, when I’m completely safe but dealing with a lot of tumultuousness and then I just don’t reach out to anyone except my Mom when she checks up on me and is worried and I BLAH it all out to her. This helps. But she’s not always going to be there. And then I’m faced with the same self-judgments and being stuck all over again.
  2. I’m 100% safe with all the urges, thoughts and emotions that would have led to behaviors in the past but currently are not.
    1. Which means I’m using my DBT skills, which is great, I’m just not aware of it or thinking of it as I’m doing them but it sucks because when they don’t go by in 15 minute intervals I start looking at days at a time of issues and other ways where I’m not using skills and am practicing more avoidance behaviors and prioritizing yet at the same time still maybe avoiding other larger tasks I need to do? I don’t know how it all works. It sucks. Big time.
    2. I’m safe but I don’t know what to do. Does this mean I can’t reach out for help? Do I need help? Or is this all a by-product of my brain? I hate this.
  3. I can’t go to the hospital.
    1. I mean, I could, but I wouldn’t be hospitalized. In avoiding my thoughts, I’m avoiding in some respects my urges and I know I WON’T act on them but then that’s another resource that I would have had in the past but can’t access now. So, another burned bridge, apparently.
  4. I don’t know where to draw the line: when do I need extra help and when can I handle it on my own?
    1. When does the issue become a larger issue that I need other people’s brains, eyes and help with and when does it become something I can self-regulate with and handle myself? I don’t know. I’ve not been in this terrain before. Being from SUCH a stable place but then facing instability within it. Not for longer than 20 minutes in a one day span. This has been multiple days, a week or so, and encroaching into a longer span of time. I honestly have no freakin clue what to do and I don’t know how to help myself. I just want to sit here and avoid and hell, I’m SITTING here which is a MAJOR step, even if I (haven’t):
      1. Showered
      2. Combed my hair (it’s all in knots)
      3. Brushed my teeth
      4. Reached out for help
      5. Gone to Passages
      6. Ate properly
      7. Overslept
      8. Used Youtube
      9. Avoided even going to the bathroom
      10. Laid in bed from 10a – 4:30p
      11. Didn’t go to work for P2P
      12. Shut my phone off to not receive ANY alerts
      13. Didn’t email anyone
      14. Didn’t get a call from program
      15. Trying to blog
      16. Trying to understand, cope… do something
      17. Trying to make next step plans for today, tomorrow, the week, etc.
      18. Thinking of going to the library
      19. Really wanting a glass of Mountain Dew
      20. Yeah
    2. I feel like there’s expectations that I’d need to know when to handle it myself and when to get support. I just don’t know where that line is drawn. When are the signs there that I need extra help? That I need to self-regulate? What are the signs? Because I don’t know them!
  5. I censor more than I would used to.
    1. I try to keep up appearances. When I’m not doing well, I go silent. I try to handle it and not tell anyone about it, because see previous issues. I try not to let anyone know about it, which is easier because online it’s not appropriate but even in real life I do it, too. So then it just builds and builds and builds and that’s just it, for right now. Also, that “used to” should it be “use to” or is “used to” okay? Ugh. This is what happens when I’m not in school anymore.
    2. The problem with going silent is that it impedes the fact that I have such a small audience (depending on the social media platform).
  6. I speak into The Void.
    1. There’s not many, sometimes not any, other people’s support or validation (I know I shouldn’t be relying on this either though) or perspective or help or comments or thoughts or suggestions for me to take into consideration. So I’m essentially speaking into The Void, it’s just myself echoing back. Which isn’t all bad (I want to do a future blog post about this, but when I’m back in stable mindset) because then I’m not developing unhealthy relationships and I CAN talk myself into helpful and healthy things myself because not everyone is going to be there all the time but I will be. So I have to help myself out. Maybe more than I do or am doing right now.
  7. I shut down.
    1. Like turning off my phone, not emailing, not telling anyone, just blogging here in my room with all my lights on that I never turned on myself, wanting a drink of soda and to eat something and to be off my period and be okay again. Kinda like waiting it out but being a little tiny bit more productive.
  8. I forget what it’s like to struggle.
    1. So I can’t relate when people are struggling more with their mental health condition. I’m just on such a different plane that I can’t empathize. And when I can empathize, because I am struggling, I hate it and resist it and refuse to acknowledge it.
  9. When I do struggle, I listen or crave old, sad, familiar songs.
    1. One More Light was definitely on my mind today, I think I would have cried if I heard it but I went with “Goodbye I’m Sorry” instead. Some mood music and some relatability there. It’s also nice without being AS nice as Kamikaze but still enjoyable in some ways. Odd ways, maybe.
  10. I struggle with different things.
      1. Nowadays it’s Internet consumption. Nowadays it’s pulling and picking. Nowadays it’s the fact that I can’t get myself over the blockade that is trying to read a book which is isolating, frustrating and seemingly impenetrable. So that sucks.
  11. I make sad lists.
    1. Like, this one.
    2. It reminds me of a venting session and I don’t know how healthy or unhealthy that is for me.
    3. I have vibes to write some fanfic
    4. I also want to color and listen to scary stories and figure out my own path.
  12. I get through it, one way or another, but always safely, now at least.
    1. I don’t know how or when or in what way exactly but I know this will pass. I think I can do this part now:


How am I going to get back to Stability:

  • I have to eat a meal. Properly.
  • I have to go to sleep early (not past 11p)
  • I have to spend some time at a library (it’s out of the house at least)
  • I have to post this
  • I have to shower
  • I have to change my outfit
  • I have to change my pad, seriously, not sorry.
  • I have to consider going to program tomorrow as a make-up day or figuring out some other exception
  • I have to attend my appointment tomorrow (psychiatry)
  • I have to read a book
  • I have to journal properly
  • I have to watercolor a coloring page
  • I have to watch a movie
  • I have to include enjoyable activities into my life again
  • I have to do what’s best for me in whatever way I think is going to be best for me
  • I have to speak up
  • I have to voice my concerns and my issues
  • I have to plan ahead with up to 3 alternative plans
  • I have to do opposite action
  • I have to reach out for support
  • I have to download new music
  • I have to film a video
  • I have to do something creative
  • I have to write a new chapter of fanfic (whichever one I choose)
  • I have to be honest
  • I have to listen to music
  • I have to help myself. For myself. Sometimes just myself.


And that’s where I go from here.

I’ll see you all on the other side. Thanks for reading.

❤ ❤ ❤

Graphic Design Website Review: Visme


Hot off the press and take #2 on writing this post, this post will feature various creations I’ve made using the website! Enjoy!!!

The Visme Review on RecoverytoWellness is finally here!

It’s taken me a few hours and many renditions and re-rendering renditions (and then the next day, fuuu) to get this post out to you all but I hope it finds you all well. To the artists, creators and graphic design whizzes in you, I bring to ye a graphic design website review for: Visme.co

In this post, I hope that you’ll learn from each of these components of my review:

      • The Origins of How I was Introduced to Visme
      • Pricing, Plans and Perks
      • The Mechanics of Visme (How Does It Work?)
      • My Thoughts & Impressions. What Works and What Pitfalls Exist For Me
      • The Competition Between Graphic Design Websites
        • Examples of my designs (dispersed throughout)
        • Any valuable links that Visme itself hosts (throughout)
      • My recommendation score

So, sit back, buckle in and let’s jump into this!!!

Part 1: The Origins of How I was Introduced to Visme

So, I can’t believe it’s been THIS long ago (I swear, 2019 went by in a blur, most of which I don’t remember, ahaha) but I was originally approached by a candidate of Visme back in July 2019. They saw that I had tweeted about my longest running graphic design website account that I use to make all of my Youtube thumbnails, blog post thumbs and the like (Canva–which I hope to create its own review for some time in the future) and remarkably, they contacted me via my blog’s Contact page (**hint, hint, if you want me to review anything of yours or check something out, feel free to message me!).

After linking me to this helpful video which depicts what Visme is and what makes it different to other similarly based websites:

we wound up discussing their gratuitous interest in having me try it out so that I could review it here for you all (at least, I hope there’s an “all” of you out there, otherwise, I’m talking to myself which would be quite silly–“One day! One day I will be discovered!”) to consume, consider checking out or creating for yourself!!


And thus, my adventures, journey and creative explorations with Visme began!

Over the course of these past 5 months, off and on, I’ve created some wonderful designs or have had the chance to at least START some (we all know how forgetful and absent and avoidant I can be, after all) and they, early on, had offered to boost my account from the general perspective to a premium perspective, just so I could offer you guys more details and information from what I tinkered with, what options I had and all things from that conceptualization.

So, over those 5 months, that’s what I did, and that’s what’s set in stone my being able to tell you guys about that! Therefore, without further ado, we shall explore what I uncovered, the things I made (some are still works in progress, just FYI) and what my overall opinion of them is, in hopes that some of you who may be willing to create artsy things can check them out or if you know of other graphic design based websites that you’ve tried, you can leave them in the comments and we could make a little review series out of it! Hooray to the functionality of the Internet! 😀 ❤


Oops, I just realized now that I made 2 ThTh9’s, I’ll have to fix that later, but this is one I made on Visme! Free jar/fairy light images. 🙂

Part 2: Pricing, Plans & Perks

Here is a link to Visme’s official page discussing all the pricing of plans and perks for each type of category whether you’re looking for an individual basis, a business basis or an education basis.

For each category (the three I listed above) there are three options to choose from at different rates that gives you different sets of perks. I’d suggest looking at their website in full rather than reading this section here (although, keep reading, too!!) because theirs is a lot more interactive, loads easily and has a more striking visual caption than this plain text.

To be honest, I’m not entirely sure which one Premium falls under for the time that I was using the site, but it offered a lot of access to more templates, more configurations and more, more, more. We’ll get into that in a bit though (see the section where I discuss my thoughts and the mechanics of the site itself).

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This sleek, professional and phenomenal creation is my newest logo/representing image to the introduction of my Youtube channel’s videos, the icon for this blog and the banner for my Youtube channel. Made in August 2019.

Part 3: The Mechanics of Visme (How Does It Work?)

So let’s set the scene: I have an account on Visme and I want to create something.

First, I have to identify what I want to create. So, I go to the Create button. I then am shown various options ranging from: presentations, infographics, documents, various types of printables, web graphics (and their own various types), social media graphics and/or my own custom dimensions. Of course, social media graphics are further organized into these types: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, Pintrest and Instagram. In fact, if you want to see a more stylized play by play of what you can create here is this helpful link!

So, say, for this example’s sake, that I choose:

A template for a presentation, whichever one catches my eye.

Here’s what I CAN do:

    • I can upload my own photograph/image for the project OR choose from various free images that I can use by typing in what I want into the search bar
    • I can work with icons or shapes supplied by Visme, often through searching or the category they may be in (Both of these are found under: Graphics)
    • I can tinker around with the basics of the program: headers and texts; stats and figures; graphics and text or diagrams
    • I have plenty of font styles that I can play with and choose from
    • I can change the color of the font through a small choice of colors or through the larger color wheel
    • I can add data
    • I can add media
    • I can change my theme colors
    • I can save the project to whatever fits my aesthetic
    • I can download the project in whichever way I see fit

Those are the basic, bare bone components to what Visme offers, as best as I could describe it. 🙂

**Additional Section**:

Hi again, this edited section is to inform ye all on a few other scopes of interest that you may be thinking up in your noggin that you’d like to use Visme for but that I didn’t really go over in depth above. So! Visme can be used to create flyers, scatter plots and social media graphics!

  1. Check out this link for making graphs and charts
  2. Check out this link for FLYERS and other printables
  3. This one makes SCATTER PLOTS
  4. This one you can publish SURVEY RESULTS


Part 4: My Thoughts & Impressions. What Works and What Pitfalls Exist For Me

I don’t know what it is exactly about Visme, but I find that when I have started previous projects, especially within this review, I get really overwhelmed and I have a great idea at first and then somewhere along the production line I get an incredibly large art block and then can no longer create what it is that I wanted to. It’s sooooo frustrating.

Essentially, I go from FRESH IDEAS to NOTHING–really, really fast and it’s really, really irritating and discouraging. However, when I AM able to create with Visme I like what comes out! And I am able to tinker and move with it more than I can on sites such as Canva. I guess we have to take the downfalls with the climbs.

Here’s some of my thoughts in the process originally written from the last section:

I click on whichever one my heart desires and for whichever one my artistic soul is speaking through to me from. **Let’s be careful in our choices though. If I choose to create a custom dimension creation I do NOT receive a template (I suppose, understandably) for it, unless I’m ready to add in all that I want to to it specifically. Personally, this feels a bit overwhelming so I’d rather just work with a template, once I pick one from any of the categories, so that I have some form of a baseline that isn’t just completely white and blank and distressing.

I want to do something artsy, so let’s see which style I go for. Something colorful, maybe. Something simple, for sure.

I go with a black&white photograph presentation because it speaks to my soul and I can see my own black&white photos shining here.

…Then I get frustrated because my creative juices all just flew away like ravens wings batting the air and I can’t think of what to create. Pretty much, the untold story of this entire post….


But yeah, I find that I get a lot of ideas or a really great mental image of what I want to create and then somewhere along trying to find the bits and pieces the dream shatters and then I have nothing left. It’s so disheartening and it doesn’t happen as often on other websites so I don’t know what it is exactly that gets in my way, other than my own brain. Sigh.



For example, this attempt at creating…it has so much potential…but it’s just not there, you know?


Part 5: The Competition Between Graphic Design Websites

Even with this cautionary tale, I do still enjoy Visme. I find there exists some more freedom on it and using it than with Canva. Even if I feel I’m more productive and out-put faster on Canva.

I guess, in many ways, the previous section bleeds into this one, in that the competition that exists between businesses is very, very real. I don’t think I run into the creative block process as much with Canva, and maybe it’s because Canva still offers more to templates than what I feel Visme offers when I first get started trying to change a project into what I want it to be. (As in, what objects I can use, the photographs, the free sources, etc.)

Both sites offer printing availability which is wonderful, although I’ve only ever used this option with Canva and not Visme, so I can’t express too much on how that all works and how it comes out quality-wise.


Part 6: My Recommendation Score

Overall, I feel that my experience with Visme has been nice. Aggravating at times and nice all the same. I may have more projects that I’ve abandoned than what I’ve created but maybe that’s just a depiction of where I’ve been mentally rather than a direct reflection on the site and the business as a whole.

I think Visme would be particularly helpful for students and businesses and wanting to show and create informational brochures in an effective, sleek and crafty manner.

I think places like Canva work more with a creative edge, with templates that are well defined and curated and can be minimally edited and changed and still work as its own thing.

Visme, I feel, is more for someone who has either less of a perfect vision going in or knows more about how they want to convey their information than just to create something different, you know?

Overall, with all of this said, I’d say my recommendation score for Visme, purely from my own experiences is rated as:


When I can create on it, it’s lovely.

When I can’t, it takes me forever and I get really frustrated with it and acquire so many strange, strange art blocks.

I’m probably more of a Canva girl than I thought going in HOWEVER it was super, super nice to try something new, something different and something still worthwhile and fun to play with.

So I mean, you can make your own decisions up of what Visme has to offer you and what you can potentially expect if you do decide to use it for your own craft. It’ definitely worth a shot and hell, maybe you can give me some pointers on what to create next or where to go for other services and everything to that nature.

Overall, I hope that you enjoyed my review!!! I wanted to be honest and fair and real and authentic and I think all my work from yesterday and today shows that. I really worked hard on this post so if you could comment on it or share it around that’d be sooooo great!!! Let me know what you think of Visme now as someone from the inside (myself) who used it and if your interest has now piqued to use it yourself!

This is my first real review on a product so I hope it read all right! I’m sure there will be other opportunities to hone my craft in the future. ❤ There’s a first time for everything! Ahaha.

Thanks again for reading, visiting and liking or commenting!

See you all in the next one, which will be soon! ❤ ❤ ❤

And here are images, though they make ME cringe because they were placed on hiatus and weren’t “finished” and meant to be “seen” yet that I’ve decided to go all in and place here REGARDLESS, these are drafts that I’ve made, some are banners I did for someone else and some are ones I was trying to do for the blog here as well: (I hate how wordy this is and it makes me soooo frustrated. Ugh. Sorry that this review isn’t much better!! :/ I really, really tried.)


Sept. 2019. REBRANDED for a friend on Twitter, this is the old version.


July 2019, just playing around, seeing what Visme does. My own photograph.


OG for a friend, abandoned soon after. Sept. 2019


Dec. 2019. Started getting closer, then hit the wall again. D:


Sep. 2019, another banner attempted.


An abandoned thumb that went out of season, to be honest.

Thank you so much for reading!!

And thank you to Visme, for reaching out to me and letting me play with your website!! I hope this review is okay, I really did try, it just proved to be more difficult than I imagined it to be! Story of my creating on there, ahaha. Honestly though, I really appreciate your kindness and letting me have some creative expressions on your site. Sending you this as soon as I can! Best, ❤ ❤ ❤

Music that helped create this post:

“Rescue” by Lauren Daigle; “Broken and Beautiful” by Kelly Clarkson; “1800 273 8255” by Logic & COVER by Lynnea M….