When was the first time you really felt like a grown up (if ever)?
They say growing up is hard to do….no, wait, that’s breaking up…well, whatever. In Architecture, I wonder, is there a point that we reach where we feel as if we’ve “matured” professionally? Is it a specific moment like our first site visit, or the first time we answer a contractor’s RFI, or when we finally get licensed, or the first project we complete on our own?
I think all of these could be valid answers, and I’m sure others out there have their own to add to the list. At the end of the day professional maturity is something you have to define for yourself. And even perhaps you don’t ever define it, but it simply happens nonetheless and you wake up one day with a sense of professional contentment and peace. However you get there isn’t necessarily as important as just getting there.