I’ve discovered there is a undeniable connection to be made between personal growth and renovating.... and it all starts with THE MESS. .
Today I was sweeping and cleaning up after other people’s work. As a hands on project manager it’s one of my key roles. Keep the mess under control. To do this I have to get dirty. I have to show up prepared to sweat. .
What do I mean by the mess is the message? When I am sharing my struggles, when I am unglamorous, red faced & frustrated. When I look at my imperfections with compassion. I feel connected. Connected to my projects, connected to those I am working with, connected to being human and vulnerable. And just like my own personal growth, I have found that the messiest parts of me, the things I wish I could change, the parts I want to hide from the world, are the very things that make me real & relatable. When we try to shove our faults behind us, when we say to the unglamorous parts of ourselves, “stay back, you have nothing to offer here”, we do ourselves a huge injustice. We come into a project, a friendship, a performance as only half of a person and it reveals itself as shallow and un-impactful. So just like my personal shadow I have to reach out and say “hey you, dusty, old, dirty imperfect you, come with me, make this space beautiful, make it authentic”... and you know what happens??? That vulnerability connects, and the mess becomes the message.