“There's much to be said about investing more in people than your business; and one may directly influence the other.”
BEN STAFFORD, Foxmeadow Creative
“It's something really important to us that we prioritize, family time and work time, and that's helped us keep our sanity. We don't work all hours of the night and day, we want to make sure we have time to spend as a family outside of work.”
BETH STAFFORD, Foxmeadow Creative
A move. A pivot. A layoff. And a whole lot of pursuit into the unknown.
For many of us, this kind of change, disruption and lack of clarity can be unnerving. For Ben and Beth, they are choosing to see an alternative plan for how best to approach work and the art of living a purposeful life.
Becoming familiar with their story, one could easily be reminded of the lyrics to Divine Intervention, the opening track to Matthew Sweet's classic 1991 album, Girlfriend.
I don't know where
I'm gonna live
Don't know if I'll find a place
I'd have to think about it some
And that I do not wish to face
I guess that I'm counting on his
Hopeful, heartbreaking, funny, honest and real— these are perhaps the best ways in which to illustrate a conversation with two big-hearted creatives that are pursuing a path less traveled with no regrets.
Ben Illustrated (illustration website)
Ben Stafford: How to Become an Expert (Making Midwest Fest)