Have you ever wondered why you are doing what you do, or why you chose a specific profession, or hobby, or activity to devote your time to? I am sure you have, especially during times when you actually had to ask yourself if what you were doing was what you really wanted to be doing… I always double check with myself if I still enjoy what I am doing, if it still means the same to me, and if I want to keep doing it.
A couple days ago I had a revelation of sorts in relation to this issue. No, I wasn’t actually asking myself if being a jewelry designer was what I wanted to do. I was having a conversation with my husband about something totally unrelated (or so I thought) and it just dawned on me. Looking at my journey, I see that life has shaped me into who I am now by pounding my ego, filing it away, while nurturing and polishing the best in me. And this is exactly where I am at in my life right now: pounding, shaping, filing, and polishing metals!
I find it fascinating how we artists are always creating and re-creating ourselves in our chosen field, whether it’s on a canvas or a fabric or, as in my case, a lump of metal clay. To me, this is exciting, because it gives me a sense of purpose and it makes me feel like I am in the right place at the right time. And that’s a wonderful feeling, isn’t it?