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Picture from the book “Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon
Day 1 of the Show your work challenge is over, and boy, was it a challenge. The vulnerability of showing the process of my work and my thoughts was at moments paralyzing. I have never done anything like this before, so while I am glad to grow in this way, it doesn’t make it any easier.
I’m not sure why showing the “process” of our work can be so scary. Is it because we are afraid of showing our mistakes, and looking like we don’t know what we are doing? I don’t know, but something about it sure feels raw.
As I was writing my last blog post late last night, something started to happen. I began to think a little less about what people were thinking, and I just wrote from my heart. I was also very encouraged to see the support for us on this journey by Dr.Haglund, and the other members of our team. Because this is a process, it is great to go through it together, as a team, and cheer each other on.
I can’t help but wonder what might come from all of this. What will we learn about showing our work and it’s value. I’m eager to see, and a little uncomfortable, but I’m ok with that. In this job, I’m excited by the fact that I’m just gonna have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. The process is messy, and that’s ok.
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