43 days, or ‘today I deleted Sims 3’ – By @_sarahalliday

By Sara Halliday


43 days, or ‘today I deleted Sims 3’.

Since I started sitting over in the infamous ‘corner’ with B-dog, I’ve got quite adept at watching people. Seeing everyone pootling along like ants in an ant farm is fun, and from what I’ve seen the morale in the room seems to be pretty good at the mo. Hearing Philly laugh and seeing Twyla dance makes me think that we’re all going to be fine.

We had another of the fateful book inspections today, which for the uninitiated (or yet to be initiated) means a select team of mentors going through our books and scoring them on a 1-10 scale. These days are always met with trepidation from B and I. I think it’s fair to say that we aren’t ones for conflict, and that egos in the room are particularly stressful to be around when tension is running high.

But today went well.
And that marks a significant point in our progress.

When CDs at crits have asked how we’re getting on, we’ve said that we seem to be on an unexpectedly upward curve. In a bubble that we expect to pop. We’re probably too modest but that’s just the kind of people we are. We don’t like to toot our trumpet but the time for tooting is now here.

So I think we’re doing well. And it feels good to say that.

We’ve got 43 days to go until portfolio day. P-Day if you will. The day which means everything and means nothing. Shit is getting real.

So today I deleted the Sims 3.

Don’t get me wrong, it was because I needed to eek the few remaining GBs on my hard drive, rather than as a dramatic display of my committal to work over play. It did feel like another significant point though. It’s been ages since I’d played it, but I had been keeping it in case of a rainy day. Or something.

Another was that we made our website and business cards. Check us out over at Another definitive point in our becoming ‘in work creatives’ rather than ‘out of work creatives’. Marc called us ‘employable’ today, which feels like something we’ve been working so hard towards. And when I say working so hard, I mean it. We’ve been working our little bums off, but I’m not kidding when I say that it has stopped feeling much like work.

Basically, the purpose of this SCAB is a celebration of the fact that I feel like I’m finally ‘getting it’. At long last, everything is coming together. I honestly believe that we’ll get a job at a good agency, one with morals and work that we admire, and people that we look up to. And that feels great.

I’m not sure whether you read these, Marc, but it’s a big thank you from Becky and I. We’re 266 days in, have 43 days to go, and you’ve given us confidence that anything is possible.

So I’m off to do a campaign for EA, to ease my guilty conscience for deleting my Sims worlds.

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