Creating again and again is what makes creative work really good. Check out Ira Glass’s video The Gap
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
if we could all get paid to learn to code?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver, The Summer Day
I lost my iPhone yesterday. The experience has been oddly refreshing but also disorienting. Not having it at my side almost every minute of the day has been really interesting. I find myself reaching for it repeatedly–to check my e-mail, to see if I’ve missed any texts, to check the temperature outside, but it’s not there. At first I was worried that I couldn’t check my various e-mail accounts while being out and about. I might be missing that one, important work-life-day-changing e-mail. Alas, when I logged into my e-mail on my laptop, no life-changing e-mails were to be found–sure, important work-related e-mail but not life-changers. Plus, people can’t instantly get ahold of me. It’s a very freeing feeling. I feel a bit like I’m playing hide and seek!
Once I get through the craziness of obtaining a new phone (and the anxiety of worrying someone will get into my old one), I’ll be reconsidering my relationship with my phone.
to learn something new, including how to code! It is fun beyond belief.
Creativity takes courage