A reflection for today:
I think I’m a “Jack of all Trades and Master of None” . . . and not in a negative way. I feel I’m a generalist; I’m competent with many skills but not a specialist or outstanding in any particular one. Every adult should be able to change a diaper, plan a party, and write a letter (the old fashioned way meaning not an email lol!), change a tire (I better work on this one!), take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyze and solve a problem, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and dye gallantly.
In my lifetime I have learned a lot about myself and decided to work with my nature instead of against it. Being a generalist works for me because of the following:
Curiosity – I’m a curious person. I have some difficulty staying focused on one subject . . . just because so many things seem interesting to me. I have developed a plethora of skills over the years thanks to my curious nature. If I had to pick one task and specialize in it I would become incredibly bored.
Love of Learning – I believe learning is on-going. I could hate a subject and still enjoy learning about it . . . (maybe?).
Control – So I’ll confess . . . I’m somewhat of a control freak. I’ve learned a lot of what I know so I wouldn’t have to ask others to do it for me. The old adage holds true for me . . . if you want something done right, do it yourself. My version of RIGHT and someone else’s are often totally different. Even if I don’t have time to do something myself, knowing how to do it gives me a sense of leverage that I like.
I have had no problem finding my MOJO lately! I’ve been truly inspired by the awesome sketches posted at My Sketch World. I’ve been scrapping a little every day and trying to keep up with their Firth Anniversary Sketch-A-Thon Crop.