2012, New Plan

2012, New Plan

Hey Architecture,

Let’s be honest, 2011 could have gone better. For me, the wind came out of my sails somewhere around June (or February, whatever…) I did not do the best work of my career in 2011. I didn’t define the character of my generation in elegantly proportioned board-formed concrete, mainly because I was exhausted. Somehow, my highly held ideals seemed beside the point in 2011, so, I put them down for a while, and decided to feed my family instead. My work in 2011 was not the most innovative of my career, to say the least. Except for the restroom addition I just finished, that was epic. In 2011, I could have been the poster boy for the recession, or the new normal, or whatever they’re calling it now.

In 2011, I put my passion aside, lowered my head, and pushed forward.

It turns out that I needed that in 2011

So, screw 2011, it’s 2012 now… new plan:

Architecture, allow me to take a minute to collect my thoughts, to re-evaluate my priorities, and re-calibrate. In 2012:

I’ll create

I’ll inspire

I’ll listen

I’ll learn

I’ll share what I believe, or what I’ve always known, or what I’ve just learned, and what I love the most with everyone who’ll listen.

I think I’ll pick up that passion that I left aside last year, and use it to kick 2012 in the ass. Who’s with me?

Jody { coffee with an architect }



photos from Doha Sam’s photostream on Flickr (used under creative commons license)


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Cite: Jody Brown. "2012, New Plan" 03 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/197019/2012-new-plan> ISSN 0719-8884

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