It is hard to believe that Jules du Travail is 1 year old. But on the other hand, this has felt like one of the longest years of my life. So, I hope that she's really 1.
I'm proud of her and thankful to YOU for contributing, cheerleading, and sending me notes to say, "Yes, I wear a backpack!" or teasing me because you're not reeeeeally convinced that my closet is color-coordinated (it is, thank you very much).
I don't know what the blog looks like from the outside, but from the inside, it feels risky, exposing, and like a very vulnerable leap. It's the ultimate practice-what-you-preach. I'm saying, "Let your whole self in at work," yet I still find myself scared of posting ideas that may teeter on showing "too" much personality (like getting married and changing my name).
But I can tell you with certainty: I've loved revisiting my abandoned creativity. I've loved learning from my brilliant cousin Carolyn. And I've loved thinking critically about important issues and having new conversations about them with those of you whom I admire.
I have some big ideas for Jules for the future. They both scare and excite me, but I think that's how you know you're on the right track. And I'll start here, with this small and humble request:
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