The sun is out.
My sister is here.
Thousands of people with mental health needs should be offered more flexible working conditions under a new initiative launched by the health minister Lord Howe…
Yes this. I was incredibly fortunate last year to find work a month or so after coming out of hospital, and the positive effects on recovery were huge.
I worked part time with hours adjusted to a level that was comfortable for me. My various appointments and commitments were accommodated without question. On the one occasion when I encountered something which made me feel uncomfortable and mentioned it, HR were brilliant and promptly made long-standing changes. My manager, to whom I still feel indebted, often made time to check how I was and gave me the chance to talk to him but was never intrusive. He and my colleagues were understanding and supportive and never made me feel anything less than able.
I have been incredibly lucky to be in such an environment - kudos to Cotswold Outdoor - and it’s a significant part of why I always want to do the best I can by my employer. I hope I’ve been valuable to them, because the work has been so important in helping me move forward.
You stop thinking about what’s good for you, and start thinking about what’s good for someone else, and you can change the whole game with one move.
I like this thinking
Aesthetics Archive for Chicago. Plan + projected perspectives.
2012, graphite on trace.
(I’m not sure I understand this drawing, but I like it a lot.)
I can do this. It won’t be the smoothest crit in the world, but it will be ok. It will be a good conversation. It will be interesting. It will be helpful.
Awake. Tired. Now: make screens for model. Draw plan. Draw section. Into uni, adjustments, plot. Links for model. Fill in contours? Structure? Photograph? Pin up at some stage. Precedent booklet. Prep for presentation.
Sleep before midnight, if possible.
Anna Wili-Highfield’s paper birds, 2011, cotton thread, ink and watercolor on cotton paper
today: up early-ish, put washing in (seriously! and tidy room, and do the washing up), visit the ICZ and the national museum - exhibitions and interestingness - with my mother. Home. Do Useful stuff. Into town for evening with work colleagues.
tomorrow: up quickly and early. scramble pens and stuff together, walk to the heath, sit tech exam (it’s ok, all you need to do is be coherent, you don’t even need to pass, it’s a breeze). walk back home (please don’t rain on me) and dive back into design. maybe into uni to print? and buy cardboard? be focussed, make things.