And so here I am writing this after what I could only describe as a day of wrangling. When I say wrangling, what I mean is one of those days that makes you feel exhausted, where everything just feels a bit harder than it probably needs to, and when every task on your list suddenly feels heavier and more urgent than normal.
So it was perfect timing for an email to show up in my inbox from a designer whose words resonated with me so deeply :
You can love what you're doing and be so.fucking.over.it at the same time.
We just spent an hour and a half looking at all the work I'm doing from a fresh perspective. We realised how easily I get excited about stuff and how that excitement seems to generate more ideas which turns into this runaway train of rad work. Ha ha. Yes, it's rad, but please note, I also said 'runaway'.
And so, with the help of someone super smart (and who, importantly, is not currently a passenger on this runaway train), I've been able to step back and see the tweaks that need to happen. I'm able to realise what needs attention, and where strong foundations need to be built.
There's a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt that I love :
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
And for me, it's always a reminder of when I'm in the right room. Because the conversation is exciting. The kinds of conversations that go deep and ask big questions of you. The kinds of conversations that can go on for hours but feel like minutes. And most importantly, the kinds of conversations that inspire action.
There are days when I feel like my alter-ego should just be called Rocky because I swear if you tell me I can’t do something, I’ll do whatever it takes to show you I can. Now don’t get me wrong, I love that side of me, but it can get me into some serious trouble.