A good partnership is like a marriage - it is giving & taking cues, knowing each others strengths & weaknesses and being complimentary through the process. Not the "I like your outfit" kind of compliments, but being able to read each other's needs. It takes dedication to find the sweet spot in each other's personality and know when to let things roll. Life gets in the way & some days it is hard to push through the creative process. The pressure leaves when somebody has your back. It can't happen on demand, it has to be nurtured.
The journey, is creating a merged personality from two people. Yeah it is a little creepy & is like giving birth, but to a shared idea. The beauty is, we both have our DNA all over it & can't wait to nurture its growth. We collectively tag team new story subjects with unleashed enthusiasm. It is infectious! We want people to feel our excitement for what they are doing in their journey. We are always looking for something we haven't seen before. We look for the goods that spark a connection & we know others will relate to it as well.
We will truly never have an empty nest as long as we are working hard as a team. Nobody said parenthood was easy! We have disappointed days in its lack of bedazzlement and have great joy when our teamwork naturally materializes into "Oh Yeah, that's it!".
(We would only refer to bedazzlement in a "lack of" term since neither of us are the bedazzled type.)
The growth of our joint projects are based on the consistency of our meeting & conspiring on a regular basis. Many of our ideas are formed through just talking about our lives; how things apply to us. It sounds stingy & self-serving but, that's why we are doing what we do. It feeds our souls. We find joy & humor in the most vulnerable places and hope it shows. How many of us get to find a way to do what we love with someone who "gets us" & appreciates life's ballyhoo! We laugh, we cry & find great joy in this opportunity to share the process.