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Field Trip | No.36
Field Trip is design culture explored through research, literature and creative practice.
Hello! Back after missing a couple weeks because I was busy rebuilding my site and getting things sorted ahead of moving into freelance life. Change is of course accompanied by a range of different emotions; from the initial disappointment of plans going awry to the excitement of finding new opportunities, it’s always tricky to navigate. With that being said, it’s all positive change and I’m looking forward to this next phase of my career + life.
I haven’t had the chance to pay much attention to a whole lot lately but found a couple quotes I’ve saved and linked the albums I’ve had on repeat as I’ve worked.
“Look for situations where the energy is already flowing downhill. Invest in relationships where there is already mutual respect. Create products that tap into a desire people already have. Work on projects that play to your strengths.
And then, once the potential of the situation is already working for you, add fuel to the fire. Pour yourself into the craft. Act as if you have to outwork everyone else—even though the wind is at your back.
The idea is to sprint downhill, not grind uphill.”
“Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.”
“We fear discovering that we are more than we think we are. More than our parents/children/teachers think we are. We fear that we actually possess the talent that our still, small voice tells us. That we actually have the guts, the perseverance, the capacity. We fear that we truly can steer our ship, plant our flag, reach our Promised Land. We fear this because, if it’s true, then we become estranged from all we know. We pass through a membrane. We become monsters and monstrous.”