Walking against the grain, working hard towards the same. Spinning with the wind, leaves fall high from the limbs. Don't be frightened when comes the darkness. You will find some progress.
It's been hard to find headway marching forward. You work so feverishly towards a goal that may or may not be attainable and with every falter springs questioning. I like to think of this questioning as a mark of high expectations because none of our work feels finished. But maybe that's just how it will always feel and maybe that's not a bad thing. But this anguish can give to hesitation and drown out exploration.
For our 'video class,' Visual Storytelling, it is very much a class built on learning from taking risks and reaching out of your wheelhouse. Especially if you do not have much experience editing or being behind a camera, your creative genius swells shut and suddenly you forget what you can do to make great looking things appear in front of a screen. But it's that gamble or trying something new that shines the light on your head, creates a breakthrough in your film. You shouldn't keep this creativity, your dreams, inside your head. It's short-lived and is the creative genius. Time is precious here, we only have two years and hesitation can inhibit ambition.
Almost every Friday we have a forum for people across all industries come speak to us and a few weeks ago we had David Baldwin from the agency Baldwin &. He had a great process that he used when making 'risky decisions.' He asked these questions, what's the best thing that could happen? What's the worst thing that could happen? What's standing in the way? And many times when looking at work problems through this lens, very little of what we decide is life-altering. We are in school but you are always learning.
In the photo above is a googly-eyed turtle pencil. It's a birthday gift that my grandma gave me shortly before she passed away a few years ago. She was a teacher for most of her life and I keep that silly pencil as a reminder to always keep learning, creating and never stop dreaming.