Learning how to navigate and use InDesign was tough, to say the least. In the words of President Uchtdorf, “My learning curve was more like a brick wall” (Ensign, 2016). I knew that practice would eventually make perfect, so I spent hours on my laptop watching countless youtube videos and playing around on InDesign. Thankfully, the design that I ended up with was nothing like the one I started with. I started with a pink, white, and black color scheme which I really liked. However, as I started to think about who my audience was, I thought that pink, white, and black may not be for everyone. The article that I used for my magazine spread is a conference talk. So, the audience is not only all the members of the church, it is for investigators as well. I decided to switch from the girly color palette to a more neutral one that everyone could enjoy. I also changed the background picture a few times as well. I had forgotten that I had taken this picture of the Rexburg, Idaho temple one day after class in the fall. Although I own a DSLR, I did not have it with me so I snapped it on my iPhone. I loved the fall-colored trees against the glowing white of the temple and the blue-grey skies. I love the way it changed my project. I also played around with a lot of fonts in the beginning, but once I found fonts that I really liked, I did not want to change them (they are probably the only things I did not change). I wanted all of the pages to have a cohesive look to them. In order to achieve that, I chose to put gray colored accents on all of the pages.
I am typically scared of change. I am a creature of habit and I like things a certain way. However, when it came to this project, I welcomed change and I embraced it. Sometimes changing one thing meant that I would have to change five more things, and I was okay with that. Change made my project better. I really like the opportunity I had to receive constructive criticism from Sister Van Sistine and my classmates because it made me look at my project and change it for the better.