For years, I've been turned off by the notion of the "journey" (as in, "it's all about the journey," "it's not the destination, its the journey," you get the idea). Let's just say I'm very goal-oriented. (I made three calendars for summer before I figured out which one would work best at helping me keep track of my crazy schedule...and allow me to cross things off a list.)
Honestly, I think I was a bit scared of the word journey. Here I was with a design business and my biggest goal has been to keep working. Wouldn't it be so much easier if everything stayed the same? In the last two years (incidentally, as long as I've had this blog, hmmm...) I've learned to not only be okay with changes in my industry, but to finally embrace them. I'm not looking too far ahead, I'm focusing more on opportunity and being open to new ideas.
Meanwhile, I was never scared of the word process. When I'm creating, it isn't finishing a project I love the best, it's the whole creative process. It's all the steps from beginning to end. And sometimes the project isn't ever really finished (like My Creative Manifesto, for example). Many, many little journeys within my big journey.
As I mentioned when I started this series, My Creative Manifesto is a work in progress. I know I've overlooked things, I'm hoping I'll have more epiphanies. I have appreciated all your comments, and would love for this dialogue to continue. If you have anything to add -- about your own journey, your own manifesto, what starts and stops you -- I hope you will leave a comment or email me directly.
Have a great weekend!