Note: This is the twenty-seventh in a month-long exercise called Reverb10, where bloggers reflect on the year before and think towards the year ahead. The idea is to post daily, based on the day’s prompts; let’s see how well I do.
Prompt: Ordinary joy. Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?
Most of my moments of greatest joy come from either learning something new, or from recognizing the answer to a problem that’s been sticking me. Examples:
- The moment I finally finished my first notebook prototype and realized that I’d not only solved a problem that I’d been having for years (wanting one notebook for both personal and work notes), but I had something that could be turned into a side business;
- Learning LessCSS this year, and knowing that it would change how I design websites – for the better – forever.
- Seeing a particularly sexy bit of code, and knowing exactly what it does.
- Helping a client discover what it is they’re really doing, who would benefit most from it, and helping them develop a positioning strategy and brand that connects the two.
Sometimes it takes some work to find the joy, but it’s always there. It’s part of what I do, and one of the many reasons why I love what I do.