Here are some of the things that I do. Note: this is not a comprehensive list.
Something about how I am not that great, but can do it "good enough" to make it in the world. I have concluded that I may not be able to make myself be a great designer; I am willing to accept that fact. I can, however, tell if a photo should be moved 7px to the right. The little design details are important to me, most of the time.
I am female. I am a Software Engineer at the worldwide leader in sports and I LOVE IT! Recently ran a half marathon and did not come in last place.