I am working on what is hoped to be a HUGE project.
I am working with some of the most incredible folks in the industry.
There is this idea. An idea of extraordinaire, that is in the works. Involving many sleepless nights because I can't turn off my brain and because I feel compelled to get up and write, create, put down ideas that I don't want to lose. In the process I have been overjoyed to be introduced to new colleagues, re-visit former and grow new relationships with people. Talented people. Creative people.
I met with a woman today, a Calligrapher. It was our first meeting of many and we were scheduled at 10:00 am. As I am arriving you always have to pep-talk your self (or I do, anyway) to breathe, don't try to overload with too much info at once and share accordingly, this incredible idea that we are working toward creating. As we sat and talked and had coffee and scones, it became evident that this was a new, wonderful addition to the idea, and a great take on what is to come, while working together. We chatted it up for over 2 hours and as I said my Thank you's and we said adieu I found myself in a state of incredible fullness.... Full of spirit, full of excitement, full of more and more ideas!
You see, as I have been able to meet with many people, each and every time, I leave thinking.... "What an unbelievable meeting that was!" It has been my honored pleasure to be in the company of so many of the fabulous people in this industry! As I get in my car and drive away, turn on my "creative-thinking" music that I love to brainstorm to, I realize.... The friends I have made and the people I have met, new and old friends, are the most welcoming, the most creative, the most open-to-new-idea people that I have had the pleasure of speaking with. You see, Everyone is as excited as the rest of us are. Everyone is happy for one another, Everyone is thrilled to be involved and Everyone is branching off on the idea of something new!
I am thrilled to be in the company that I'm surrounded with. I am excited to grow in business and I am honored to be included and involved as an integral part of this work. Everyone has such an inspiring demeanor, it's contagious! As I am rolling an overload of Ideas in my mind, I can help but stumble across the words from the poem, Ode by Arthur O'Shaughnessy (or Willy Wonka, take your pick), when it says:
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, .... On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers, Of the world for ever, it seems.
Thank you, for being my imagination charger, For being the door that opens that creative inspiration in my soul, For your kindness and your open energy of excitement that moves this ball into motion! To you all who are on board and to you all who are in the industry.... Thank you for being you. Incredible, Original, Creative, you!
Be Inspired, Stay Inspired.