This week has been a week of kickin' ass & getting shizz done. Take no prisoners.
I've arrived home each day in a sort of dazed haze unable to say my name let alone spell it correctly. I was unable to put a blogpost together yesterday, opting to curl up in a fetal position after arriving home in time for the wee boy to be put to bed. I think I mumbled something about putting Sons of Anarchy on to the hubs, poured myself a glass of wine before giving in and going to bed.
My Thursday consisted of meeting with the teacher who oversees our latest Co-Op student. Yes, we take on High School students each term. I'm a big believer in the whole "Become a Slave to learn the business..." ideal. If you can handle the grunt work, you can develop a thick enough skin to work in the luxury service industry. You need it. I've said it often enough, what appears to be a glamorous business is rarely that. I've recently added that to be extremely successful as a designer, you have to acquire and cultivate a very specific bedside manner. What amazes me about my own personal growth in this business in the last 3-4 years is how calm I've become. I mean I know that I SEEM to be rather volatile in my passionate decrees and such but I'm actually exceptionally calm and centred with my approach to our work and with our clients. More so when I'm faced with potential conflict whether it be time lines, installations gone astray, curve balls, yada yada yada. This week alone I got a text telling me that an install booked for the end of March was to happen this week. I laughed. It so could not happen until the end of the month and I was confident that we'd resolve it. Today, I got some VERY bad news about a project that I simply couldn't let happen so I calmly responded with a polite, let's have a chat... and by the end of the day, all was the way it needed to be. To that end, I will send out some very special #FollowFridays on twitter because we are working with companies that are rising to the challenge and meeting the special requests that we are asking of them. In some cases, they are exceeding our expecatations in the most mind blowing of ways and we are so very very grateful to have them as partners on behalf of our clients.
All of this AND I'm a redhead. It's not an easy feat I often have to deny my own nature but I'm doing it and the results only encourage more of this. It really does help when you love what you do and are working with clients who you love and adore and moreover you are working with products and companies that you are wildly passionate about. If you are friends with me on Facebook, you'll recall that I started this week out with the status: "It's a Great Day at Meredith Heron Design." That's been this week though I'd add my own personal... "It's a great day BEING Meredith Heron." I am very much #blessed.
Looking forward to relaxing this weekend with very good friends and plotting a new little project that will be #Published later this year. But I have to admit, I'm also VERY excited about getting back to work next week because there are so many wonderful things that I am plotting and I can't wait to share them all with you. Thank you for being so supportive on this little journey I am equally as blessed/lucky/fortunate to have you to share it with.