A couple of weeks ago it was my birthday and as usually happens, some people asked what I wanted for my birthday. One of those people was my mom and when i told her that all I wanted was to be with her she looked at me with a surprised look on her face.
Well, as expected, she said, “What i am supposed to do now?. It’s your day, it has to be something that you really want!.
Today, in the busy and fickle world we live in, all I wanted was to stop the clocks and give us some time together.
Some time before writing this, I had some ideas on my mind about “user experience”, “moments”, and “relationships”. Sometimes i ask myself; what makes us be together? Why do we stay together or separate under different circumstances? What does makes us stop and appreciate the things around us?
Like a designer, friend, client, daughter and girlfriend (or whatever you like) empathy is crucial to meet my goals and be useful to others. It’s good not only to understand and feel what the other person feels but empathy also helps build good relationships.
My birthday wasn’t just a good opportunity to be close to and spend time with one of the most important and lovely people in my life, but confirmed that an object on it’s own will be only an object, but an experience and time spent with someone that is important to me creates memories that stay with me forever.