Themes are all over. If I watch for them they are everywhere.
The theme for my week has been criticism. I’ve received more criticism in the last week (constructive and the other kind) than I’ve had in the last 9 months. It can be hard to hear feedback and to be evaluated. Especially when I’m no longer an academic student and I’m out of the habit of being critiqued. And it’s extra hard if you feel that you must please everyone and get everything ‘right.’ Just like anything in life, you can either learn from criticism or you let it eat you up and bother the crap out of you.