Yesterday’s post was a bit shit.


I’m sorry. It had been a long day. I got home from teaching at DJCAD, didn’t even have time to change, then we were back out the door and driving into Dundee for a Valentine’s dinner at Gallery 48. I knew I had to be up early to drive to Aberdeen yesterday morning and wouldn’t have time to write then, and so, not wanting to miss a day of blogging, I cobbled Wednesday’s post together.

It wasn’t my best. To those of you who engaged with it – who shared it, commented on Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter – thank you, I love you. There was a message hidden in there, but my brain couldn’t help me to get it out, so it reads more like a random collection of paragraphs rather than the usual slickly edited post we all know and love.

But do you know what? I’m kinda proud of it. Because it would have been easy not to write. To skip a day. No big deal. But I didn’t want to do that – I’d be letting you down, and letting myself down. So I showed up, I put the post out there, and it’s totally fine.

There’s a lesson there for all of us. Sometimes you’re just not feeling it. You know it’s not going to be your best day, you’re not going to create your best designs, but it takes tenacity to hunker down and push through. We spoke at DJCAD yesterday about getting used to being uncomfortable. To lean in to it. Embrace the discomfort, because on the other side of that is personal growth.

Even at almost 48 years old I learned a valuable lesson. Every day’s a school day!

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