There is a blessed point in our project work when we turn the corner on the major hurdles, stumbling blocks, roadblocks. We tamed the wild stallion. The damn “thing” is actually starting to hold together, and it is good. We have emerged once again into the light, from our wanderings in the dark tunnel of bringing something new into the world from nothing.
This is a nice moment to savor. There is some opportunity for celebration here. Even as we realize there is still some significant work at hand, it is work we understand, and enjoy, and have some foundation in. It is the daily labor aspect of our craft. The coloring in. Refining sounds. Balancing the mix. Sanding the figure smooth. There is some great joy in having productive work to do which does not necessarily require a lot of brand new thinking. We have honed skills over years and years. These moments in our creative cycle are opportunities to engage in familiar, albeit critical tasks. We can be involved more in the general satisfaction of doing our work, being productive. We can enjoy the more obvious acceleration of the project to the finish line. We can be looking forward realistically to sharing our new work soon.
There is another happy benefit from this moment of emergence into the light. We feel more available to our friends, our lovers, our families. So we have special days ahead when we can feel more strongly connected to people and energized to invest some quality time in the relationships we value.
You have been courageous once again – taking that trip through the darkness – once again committing to that mysterious and sometimes agonizing process of giving birth to a new creation. Enjoy the rewards of your happy race to the finish line.