Give it your all.

So far, 2010 is flying by. February's almost out. January was near non-existent. Is it just me, or does each year get shorter? Less time, more work, fewer and fewer of us sticking with our New Year's resolutions.

My resolutions this year are pretty humble. Keep in touch with friends and family (the easy one). Floss (the hard one). Get to kickboxing at least twice a week (the one I was already following). Be the best, most creative and inspired designer I can be (the important one).

Striving to be the best has always just been in my blood. I'm not only a perfectionist, but I'm also naturally competitive. This combination, I think, makes for a great designer - which I hope to be one day. One who's not afraid to get outside of the box, to present the really out-there ideas, to be shot down. It also makes for a designer who's always striving for greatness, for one's self and one's client. It does not, however, make for a modest one.

In that light, I now proclaim a fifth resolution: Aspire to be humble.

I got a good taste of humility from the logo I designed for the Dekalb Rape Crisis Center. That project took me back to a familiar place - working for an important cause with only the hope for success for the event and the organization. As Michele said last week, my passion for the cause burns brightly.

So I share with you here a little motivation to reinvigorate your commitment to your resolutions, whatever they may be:

"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.'"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

angela k mitchell
art director

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