Ah, user research. Where your hard-wrought design plans show their cracks the second your smart-as-a-whip research participantspoint out all the design flaws you hadn't considered until that very moment. Such is the horror, and glory, of testing your designs. Despite spending hours planning your user workflow and considering it from as many angles as possible, there will always (always) be a feature you didn't consider adding, or a task that, really, is pretty messy and should be avoided at all costs.
My first user research sessions are not on full display on the internet in all their awkward glory. My nervousness shines through as I awkwardly give away all the answers and furiously scribble new screens I hadn't considered when I created my paper protoypes. One day I will be looking back on this blog that I drafted in grad school at 26 (almost 27) and say to myself, WOW. (Wide-eyed emoji.) Look how far I've come.