I’m going to show my spec work to some creatives tomorrow. I must admit, I’m kind of embarrassed by my work. I don’t want to show it anymore.
At first I was annoyed. I made a lot of it less than three months ago. How can it be that something I was happy with three months ago now seems so cringe-worthy?
But I’ve realised: being embarrassed about your work is a good thing. More importantly: not being embarrassed by your old work is a bad thing. If you’re embarrassed, you’ve learnt what’s good and what’s bad. If you’re not embarrassed by (at least some of) your old work, then you haven’t grown. You haven’t learnt anything. And you should always keep learning.
So I’m going to show my work tomorrow and I’m going to get feedback and I’m going to be embarrassed about it. But maybe that’s not such a bad thing.
Or maybe I just suck ass. Ignorance is bliss.