Over the weekend I built a desk and I got a comment that while I work as a project manager in front of a computer during the day, I somehow bake bread at the summer market and now build my own furniture. And I think I can chalk doing these things up to one quote that has always stuck with me by Walt Disney.
Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
For whatever reason it has always resonated with me. It can be interpredend several different ways but when I think of it, I think it means never stop learning and seeking new knowledge.
I was never much for formal education but I LOVE learning. I decided one day to start building websites, I decided I wanted to be a bike mechanic, I was never a strong writer in school, but gosh darn it, I was going to create a blog and keep writing it for almost four years now, I decided I wanted to take photos of people, I decided I wanted to weld again and the list goes on and on.
Unfortunately I didn’t get to spend much time with my uncle growing up, him in Ontario, me in Yellowknife, but when I visit, it is inspiring. He’ll take nothing and turn it into something and I was always fascinated by this.
I believe the only limitation we have is time. There is simply not enough time in the day. And equipment. That’s what made high school so great the access to the equipment.
I encourage other young adults to keep moving forward and opening new doors. I’m happy with where I am at only 23, but I understand the feeling of not knowing what to do. My advice would be to try, try and try again. There is not harm trying something new and if doesn’t work out, then you’ll know.
My first loaves of bread sucked!