Last night the internet lead me to watch Megan Gilger's Circles talk.
I met Megan in Palm Springs in September and I friggin loved her from the start. I was inspired by what she talked about at the Ace Hotel, so I was pumped to watch her 40 minute talk. She said (at Ace) that you need to craft the life you want to live, then have your work work around that. Sure sure sure. Sounds easy, but you know it's not easy, but wait—she's actually doing it.
During the Circles talk, Megan said that our perception of good business has been to simply show a final product in a portfolio. We assume that's all our clients care about. Polished wine bottle labels and groovy posters. Insta cool points.
But what if the process got just as much, if not more, attention than the product?
When she talks about process, she's not mentioning sketches. She's talking about lifestyle and experiences. The story.
My first blog was used as an archive for my doodles. Now I use it for badspiration, but that's another story. It was also accountability. Even though nobody checked it, I felt that it was my duty to update. It kept me drawing.
What if I used my blog as an archive, or accountability, to make new experiences? What if I thought about what makes me feel full and alive and inspired and restored and I shared that?
I'm sorry blog, for treating you like a nuisance on most Mondays and Fridays. I will be nicer from now on.