Sunny days, long walks, berries, flowers, bike rides, open windows, boating, camping, picnics, gardens, parks, vacations, waking up at 4 am… Wait. What?!
One of the more striking aspects of this season, especially if you live in the Seattle area (where Gridwork is based), is the short night. Cliff Mass has a highly informative Seattle weather blog and in one of his recent posts, he thoroughly explained and demonstrated how drastically short our nights are at the moment. Another reason to love the season. Or maybe that’s not your cup of tea. Speaking of tea, are you overdoing it on caffeine due to the early sunrise? As an alternative, the links below aim to provide a needed jolt.
Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you.
Jim Carrey’s commencement speech to the 2014 graduates of Maharishi University of Management will stir up some energy. In it he shares, alongside many insightful thoughts that, "You can fail at what you don’t want so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love." Words to live by.
If you’re moved by the quote above, you may want to display it somewhere for inspiration. Well, how about on a t-shirt? Here’s a fantastic t-shirt alternative to American Apparel. We’ve tested and approve! Consider buying a bunch, come up with a design (or hire us!) and take stab at selling t-shirts.
Empower your hour
The Businessology Show is boldly influencing the way Gridwork works. It’s a podcast about the business of design and the design of business. Led by a creative we admire, Dan Mall and his astute accountant, Jason Blumer; it’s resourceful and full of strategic ideas. The audience is not limited to those in the industry. So queue up an episode on your preferred device and listen while on a summery walk.
If caffeine still isn’t working and this newsletter didn’t do the trick, I’d like to suggest an eye mask to kick perpetual daylong yawns brought on by early sunlight. I just received mine in the mail as I was writing this.
Lastly, I’ll sign off with this laugh from Liz Lemon, a.k.a., Lemonem.