is always a weird, uneasy place to sit. Its the seat that you are sitting in right before sitting on the edge of your seat and that seat that you find right after you found your seat at all.
Sitting easy with the unknown is the challenge of the day. In the project proposal, by nature, we’ve done a lot of foreshadowing… planning you might call it. Definitely a VERY necessary phase in the process, planning gives structure and is the backbone of any good project. It is breakable and binding all at the same time. Most importantly, though, planning is something all creative thinkers need throughout their process to fall back on when direction or intention is lost.
HOWEVER, planning in projects like we do in the proposals is to assume tasks and plan to LATER find substantive information. How do we know what we will find? What if we were wrong? What if we thought existed, doesn’t?
This is to sit easy with the unknown. To plan to find something, to prove something, or to contribute to something… that’s what we all have done. Think of it as unfulfilled promises to ourselves and to our audiences. The goal is to fill those promises (or to find a way to provide with equal substance if you lead yourself to a new outcome).
All to say, that planning for a project as large as this sometimes feels a bit awkward. I’ve said I’ll do something. But I have yet to do it… or even know if I CAN do it in the way I thought I would!
We’ve planned before. We can do it again! Plans change, so do we and so does our interests. What comes will come ~