The Word “Stuff”

I love the word ‘stuff’.

A while back I was informed that it was not good for business to call your work ‘stuff’.  I work very hard not to do that because, you know, my work is important to me and I wouldn’t want to undervalue it (which I probably do anyway) and wouldn’t want to give off the impression that I don’t care about it, right?

I have even cyber-preached about valuing your work and the power of your words.

So I wonder…am I just lazy?  Because I love me some slang.  It just feels good.  Or, because I still want to call my work ‘stuff’, am I undervaluing it in my own head?  Hm.

How about you? Do you look at your work and think, ‘eh.  It’s ok.’  Or do you look at it and marvel and can’t understand why everyone doesn’t want three of each piece.

I love the confidence I see in people who love their finished work.  I don’t get it because I don’t have that quality myself.  I am very hard on myself, always knowing it can be better.  In some ways that’s good, in some ways it can be a real drag.