• Whitney Kippes

Coming up for air


Every time a proposal process comes to an end, there's a bit of a release. Weeks, months, of hard work finally peaking in the most anti-climactic physicality - clicking a button.

I'd been expecting to start work on this proposal in December 2018. January at the latest. But then the government got shutdown, and instead I sat around for a solid six weeks, not starting work on one of my biggest annual projects until mid-March. Mentally, I've been with it since November last year. A solid five months later, we wrapped things up.