Like most of us, I have worn a number of hats in my life…I’ve flipped burgers (never again!), helped heal many dogs and cats as a vet assistant years ago, and performed laboratory tests to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of AIDS patients. I did a brief stint testing used motor oil and diesel fuel for abnormalities indicative of problems with the heavy equipment they were used in. I’ve cut many a yard of fabric while working part time in fabric stores.
Continually searching for meaning and how to ‘put it all together’, I’ve been reading Body of Work by Pamela Slim. She spends some time discussing the creative process and the mastery of one’s craft. I really love this line from her book: “When you choose the adventure of your craft, you find unexpected, beautiful, and unlikely twists and turns that you never expected.” Have you found that to be true for yourself?
I find myself thinking about the phrase “the adventure of your craft.” What exactly does that mean? Can many of us say that our “craft” involves adventure? Are we supposed to be creating an adventure of our craft regardless of what that craft may be? Can I create an adventure from a desk job, or do I need to find something else? If my craft is not adventurous, should I move on? So many questions.
If you would like to turn this over in your mind for a minute, I would really love to hear your thoughts. Hope you are having a beautiful day and enjoying a little adventure in your life.