I approached the Mosaic Centre construction site and felt my stomach flip. A carefully constructed labyrinth of security fence, job shacks and survey stakes consumed the corner lot. Holy shit … “we’re really doing this Harry”. At that moment, it felt like the entire project experience to that point in time was like a fire drill. Unprepared for the emotion that would rise up, I sat frozen in the driver’s seat and looked on. My inner critic was especially vocal:
“What if it doesn’t work?”
“You better not *$#% up the sustainability movement!”
“What if I forgot to carry the one?!”
“There is no turning back!”
A few deep breaths silenced the voices and an overwhelming sense of gratitude came over me–gratitude for the team of amazing people and the believers that took the chance on a couple of zany people with one uncompromising vision.