Reactions When Looking Back on Your Past Work: An Online Comic by 20px

Admit it, somewhere in your house (or maybe your parents' house) is a box or drawer full of old art projects or writing assignments.

Maybe it's a bean collage you made in kindergarten or your first research paper – or even pieces from your print portfolio, your primary marketing tool before you created an online book.

It's hard to throw away old work, especially projects you've spent hours on, but it can be even harder – or at least humbling – to look at mistakes you've made early in your career. And by early, we mean anytime before now, including that website mockup you presented just yesterday. But as this online comic from 20px's Angela Liao shows, it can be self-assuring, too. When you look at your past work, how do you feel?