Day 1 - Zach
So here’s the scenario: ⠀
The people who know you best are gathered into a room together and asked to figure out what they agree are one of your “worst” and “best” features. What would they come up with?
“My people would definitely say I am overall a bit on the intense side of things. Overthinking, analytical, skeptical, etc. I think too much about things most of the time and try and do too much all at once. I’ve received countless very nice and gentle suggestions to slow down and remember not everything (or really anything) can be controlled.
My people would definitely say I am great at approaching anyone I see out in the world (despite how random, awkward or weird that may be) and learning more about them. One of my biggest gifts has always been to learn about people and make connections wherever possible - seeing a need in the world that I can meet by making a connection with undiscovered talent… that gets me out of bed 10x more than a cup of coffee ever could!”
My work with The Good of the Hive began with exactly this kind of situation - reaching out without knowing at all what would happen.
Meeting Matt at a mural site in rural South Carolina, I was captivated by the visual beauty of the painted swarm in a way that I couldn’t fully put into words, while knowing full well I wanted to stay involved somehow. Serendipitously, the next mural location on Matt’s journey happened to be a mere 20 minutes from where I was living in New Hampshire, we began working together and the rest is (developing) history!