Be creative on your journey

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Be creative on your journey


Regardless of where we are in life, we're on a journey. We play different roles and have different aspects of our lives that we're taking down the road with us. In this episode of Maker Musings at the House of Hacks, Harley talks about the creative aspect of this journey we're all on in life.

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The creative journey is the topic for today at the House of Hacks.


I Makers, Builders and Do-it-yourselfers. Harley here.

This week we've been talking about the "why" of House of Hacks, the mission statement if you will and the closing paragraph I have at the end of a lot of my videos.

Today I want to talk about one of the sentences in there that says "Thanks for joining me on our creative journey." Now I want to talk about that creative journey a little bit and why I put that in there.

I believe we really are on a journey. From birth to death and, in my belief system, even beyond death, we are continuing to grow and develop and mature as people. It starts as babes and hopefully it continues throughout our entire life and beyond the grave.

We're on a journey in the different roles that we play. Whether it's child or parent or sibling or friend or employee or employer, we have these different roles that we're playing and in each one of these roles we hopefully are developing and growing and maturing in that role.

But we also go on this journey in different aspects of our life in our being we have our physical being where hopefully we're continuing to develop a healthy lifestyle and learning better what that means for us given our own each individual unique physiology and where we are in life, hopefully we're learning how to continue to be healthy physically and develop in that area.

There's the spiritual aspect where we're growing in faith and learning more about who we are as spiritual beings.

And finally there's the emotional side of our being where hopefully we're continuing to mature as individuals and becoming more emotionally mature and more stable and better people as we grow older.

We don't ever really reach a point where we know everything because once we hit one milestone that we think may be the ultimate we learn that there's a whole new vista before us of things we don't know. It's kind of the old saying "the more we know, the more we know we don't know" kind of thing. Information and education kind of broadens our horizons and our horizons just keep getting bigger and bigger and bigger as we grow and as we mature.

So it really is a journey 'cause we never really stop. We just reach a milestone and decide which is the next milestone we want to try to achieve.

So the focus of this channel as creatives in the journey is to always be striving to improve our craft. We never get to a final destination where we know it all. There's always something more to learn. So the point is to try to enjoy the process as we grow and as we learn new things. To pick up new skills and to apply them and to enjoy that process.

So tomorrow, as part of my own personal learning, I'm going to be trying something brand new here on the channel, we're going to have a live stream. At least that's the plan if everything goes according to plan. We'll see. There's a lot of things that can go wrong with a live stream. Hopefully we'll come off and if so, we'll see you tomorrow on that live stream.

Monday I'll be talking with my wife about the final part of the philosophical statement, the mission statement of House of Hacks and that is "perfection." And perfection versus good enough. So that's Monday's topic.

And until then, go make something.

Perfection's not required. Fun is!