Rituals for building in reflection (and celebration) at the end of a project.

I love it when projects start. I could stay in the honeymoon phase of icebreakers, kick-off meetings, and possibilities forever.

This is in direct opposition to how I feel when a project ends. I speed through the motions — archiving final files, taking the post-its off of the wall — doing what I need to do to finish the project and move on to the next one. Sometimes it’s to avoid acknowledging that a meaningful project is ending or that it’s my last time working with a favorite partner. …

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