I got some news this week that was a giant bummer. A huge project we had been working on since last July got the axe, and to be honest it was really unexpected. I was so confident, so proud of it, so sure it was going to happen that I could see it when I closed my eyes.
I'm a firm believer that the way you react when shit hits the fan say a whole lot about your character, so I try to put things in perspective when all I really want to do is scream and be a hot mess for a minute. As I thought about the situation I was going through, I kept coming back to a candle in our collection.
When I designed a candle with the quote, "may the bridges I burn light the way" I interpreted the quote like this: the mistakes you've made in the past should always light your path forward. The flames from whatever pain has happened should help you see the way as you move past it and onto what's next.
As I work these tradeshows over the next couple of weeks, I want to keep this in mind. I'm sad, I'm kinda hurt, and things are on fire, but I hope I can use the flames of those burning bridges - the paths I've already been down - to light the way toward what's next. Because I know it's going to be incredible.