Updated: Jan 30, 2021
As noted in a previous post, I love to make zines. Often I fill them with inspirational tidbits that I clip from magazines. Here's one about Nick Offerman clipped from American Craft.
I love Offerman's willingness to persevere in acting even if he initially felt uncomfortable and out of place. And I love how he parlayed skill in one area into an opportunity to learn in another area. It reminds me that following our curiosity and inclinations can take us on a fascinating, if winding, path.
As Elizabeth Gilbert writes in Big Magic, "Following that scavenger hunt of curiosity can lead you to amazing, unexpected places... Or it may lead you nowhere. You might spend your whole life following your curiosity and have absolutely nothing to show for it in the end - except one thing. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you passed your entire existence in devotion to the noble human virtue of inquisitiveness. And that should be more than enough for anyone to say that they lived a rich and splendid life."
So, I've been asking myself recently, how would it feel to trust my curiosity to lead me along my authentic path?