Ask Me Anything!

8 days ago from Debbie Millman, School of Visual Arts

  • Justine Shu, 8 days ago

    Hi Debbie!

    I love your blog post, “Anything Worthwhile Takes A Long Time”. Being such a multifaceted creative, how have you found the time to accomplish all that you have, while doing it well? How have you not let society’s expectations of “fast and now” influence your position while delivering quality work?

    Thanks for being here! Justine

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    • Debbie Millman, 8 days ago

      Hey Justine-- It's hard and sometimes overwhelming. I often say you don't find time, you make time, and that busy is a decision. We make the time to do the things we want and the things that we believe are important and are priorities. Even still, sometimes I hear myself saying that I haven't gotten to something because I am too busy and it might take a minute or two but a little alarm goes off in my head and I have to reconsider whether it is something I actually want to do. As far as doing things well--I just do my best. Some podcast episodes are definitely better than others! Same goes for all of my other work. One thing to recognize--I am not married and I don't have kids. That means most of my days are really elastic. I absolutely positively do not think I would be able to do as much as I do on a daily basis if I had children.

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      • Justine Shu, 8 days ago

        Remembering we have a choice in each moment - of saying yes or no, how we perceive the situation, etc. Thanks, Debbie, super helpful!

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