Creative Collaboration Underway

Just when I think I have my next move nailed down, something comes along to steer me off course. In a good way. In very big ways.

I got a call from a close friend and web developer today. We were just catching up. I told him about my plans to re-enter the work force and that I was in the midst of developing a professional site for my portfolio.

We got into a conversation about ‘striving’ which is something he and I both struggle with. We had to question ourselves and whether or not putting our full energy into the fast-paced working world was the best move right now.

On one hand, I know the most peaceful and sensible road is one of just ‘being’ and settling into the present. I’m still deep in recovery from mania and depression. However, striving for the future and making exciting plans is ingrained in me. On top of that, I do not have the luxury of time or money anymore. I need to move forward.

The only way to move is to come up with a plan that balances both worlds, and the only way I can do that is to do what I love and what I know, which is exciting yet comfortable all at once.

He agrees and we got to talking about putting our talents to use and working together as a team in the very near future. He’d be the lead web developer and I would be the lead designer. We are both talented, have the same energy and passion, have the experience, and we communicate very well with one another. We are definitely a powerhouse team – a left-brained and right-brained duo that just makes sense.

Fevered brainstorming ensued for rest of the conversation this afternoon, and now here I am mocking up yet another site to present to potential future team members. To say I miss this kind of creative collaboration is an understatement.

He asked if I was scared. Sure I am. There’s always a bit of fear in new adventures, and the reality is: we really can do this.

Striving isn’t so bad when you love what you do and who you do it with.

That’s a wrap for now!

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