How was your week?
Mine was all about big stretches, some exciting, some uncomfortable. The first half of this year, I felt like I was crawling towards my goals. I completed a lot of huge client projects (some of which I still have to share) but felt frustrated personally because the dreams and ideas I had were collecting dust, literally taped to my wall and staring me down every day.
In the last month, thatâ€™s all shifted dramatically. The new Branch site is finally in development and Iâ€™m collaborating on four new projects that light me up every day.
Iâ€™ve always felt like I was a late bloomer and maybe you can relate to this feeling, too. Things never happened as fast for me as Iâ€™d hoped but then one day, everything would click and a seedling of an idea would bloom even bigger than I could have imagined.
Looking back, even just six months ago, I get it. The timing wasnâ€™t right, the idea was half-baked, the right person to collaborate with hadnâ€™t come along yet. Itâ€™s all clear now. So if you feel like youâ€™re sitting in limbo with an idea or a big life change, I feel you. It sucks. But, thatâ€™s part of the adventure. If we had everything we wanted just handed over to us, we wouldnâ€™t appreciate it as much. Hang in there. #peptalk
One of the best parts of being a designer is seeing your work in print. It never gets old. When I started Branch, I never imagined that the B icon would end up in a book sandwiched between the work of design legends Iâ€™ve admired for years. So surreal.
Big flowers forever. Iâ€™ve said it a million times but Trader Joeâ€™s has the best, most affordable selection around. These were $1.99! No, thatâ€™s not a typo!
Chubs wanted to stop in and say hello to his internet fan base. What a cutie.
My friend Erika surprised me with this book of Karl Lagerfeld quotes and itâ€™s the perfect balance between genius and ridiculous. I love it.
I hope you have a relaxing weekend and if youâ€™re feeling stuck on a project, always remember toâ€¦
â€œStart by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.â€ â€”Francis of Assisi