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Breana Wallace

What happens when you put your life ahead of your work?

I won’t sugar coat it, I was scrappy and worked my ass off to get into UX. I went from begging for $15 an hour with a College degree, to more than tripling that in a single year.


Creating your own curriculum, networking when you know nobody, and making what you need to get hired.

A woman draws out flows on paper with coffee off to the right
A woman draws out flows on paper with coffee off to the right
Photo by Green Chameleon on Unsplash

In the previous article that I wrote in this series, I talked about dealing with the massive overwhelm that you experience as you delve into any new subject; which was something I was struggling with early on when I decided to get into UX. During my initial overview of the subject, the more I knew, the more I knew I didn’t know.

The biggest benefits of being self-taught:

  1. Saving money (or even staying out of more debt like I wanted to…


Top 10 takeaways from our life on the road

Photo by averie woodard on Unsplash

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step away from the life you’ve created to get some of your freedom back?


How to make caffeine work for you instead of against you.

Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash

Last Summer I was getting ready for a 6-hour drive, and cued up a new Audiobook, titled Caffeine. It’s all about how caffeine has affected us in ways that have led to our modern world and shaped our view of normal consciousness. It got us on the same sleeping schedules, allowed us to work more, and made us hyperproductive.


Continual growth and a BIG hit — Timing your articles right.

January 2021

This is mainly a record for me to see growth and trends over time. That said, I hope that it might offer some transparency as I get started for others that might be interested as well!

A bit of background on me

I’m definitely not a professional writer, but I’ve done a few blog posts on things that interest me in the past. I also loved writing in school. I’m currently a UX Designer for a software company and I travel full-time in my RV while working remotely. I’ve been writing about design, personal finance, being a digital nomad and some of my past life experiences.

Focus of this month


Choosing your first camera, Shooting in manual mode & Getting better fast

Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash

Most of us walk around with a smartphone in our pocket every day and are able to capture pretty good pictures. But making the leap from smart-phone photographer to grabbing your first “real camera” can be incredibly intimidating. It’s expensive, the camera is full of settings you don’t understand, and you’re not really sure where to even start.


Avenging our fallen world

Image public domain, courtesy of comicbookplus.com, modified from original.

Resting my hand on the round glass casing, cold with frost and cradled in the smooth metal below; I stared into the darkness ahead. We had built these tunnels centuries earlier, as a way to quickly receive shipments from our sister planets. We hadn’t had much use for them once the shipments had stopped. That was our first sign, and we didn’t even realize it then.


Challenging myself as a writer and prioritizing quality over quantity

December 2020

This is mainly a record for me to see growth and trends over time. That said, I hope that it might offer some transparency as I get started for others that might be interested as well!

A bit of background on me

I’m definitely not a professional writer, but I’ve done a few blog posts on things that interest me in the past. I also loved writing in school. I’m currently a UX Designer for a software company and I travel full-time in my RV while working remotely. I’ve been writing about design, personal finance, being a digital nomad and some of my past life experiences.

Focus of this month


Why I still don’t plan to cut it out completely.

Photo by Zan on Unsplash

This year I had a grand total of 3 glasses of wine.


How much I made, things I’ve learned along the way, and what’s next for me

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

I’ve recently been writing about my switch into Tech and offering help to those that are also making the switch. Part of sharing my process is also sharing my results. This article goes over what I’ve made in 2019 and 2020 as I’ve moved from a Junior UX Designer to a Mid-level UX designer.

Breana Wallace

Designing my best life & helping others do the same | Digital Nomad | UX Designer & Innovator

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