Here in the south east of Australia we’re in the early weeks of spring.
It really crept up on me this year. I was so absorbed in the routine of my everyday wintery life that for a minute I might have thought it was going to be like that forever. I would have no complaints about that, Winter is actually my favourite season. I can be home, warm, safe, and in a predictable routine that is utterly comfortable. I can also wear an Oodie and Uggs all season, what’s not to love?
However, seasons change and the cosiness of Winter has given way to the pollinated, damp discomfort of Spring. (Yes, yes, with the picturesque beauty of greenery, blossom, and new life, but also with the *sneezing*…)
In the last 6 months I have had a similar experience in my work with Human Made. A change of season snuck up on me.
So comfortable was I, this transition took me by surprise, and in the intervening months we have collaborated to see what a next season could look like for us and our work together.
With both blue skies and rain clouds, much like a Victorian spring, this season is coming to its end today when I will log out of our work-spaces for the last time.
What phenomenal ride of creativity, growth, learning, and relationship the last six years have been. I am leaving HM with a heart full of gratitude and respect for the wonderful people who seek to build a beautiful workplace where humans make a more beautiful web.
I do not know what’s going to come next other than a long rail trip to explore the red centre that I’ll embark on this Saturday. I’ll spend November recharging my batteries, exploring both my environment and whatever possibilities the next new season of work may contain. But whatever that looks like? I’m ready to see it all unfold.
I am so grateful to the leaders there, to Tom, Siobhan, and all my friends at Human Made. Those whom I’ve met, served and been served by in my time there are collectively, and individually, one in a million.
This was first posted on LinkedIn a couple of weeks ago, I’m saving it here for my own archives.