The phrase “jack of all trades, master of none” is used as an insult towards someone who doesn’t just focus on one skill, subject, or career path. However, the complete phrase is “Jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.” It was originally meant as a compliment directed towards William Shakespeare who involved himself with the theatre in many different roles.
Today, we’re told to “find your niche” and only focus on that one area of expertise. But that doesn’t work for me. I’ve lived through many experiences and reinvented myself more times than I can count.
I’ve moved over 20 times in 45 years. Each time has allowed me to gain a new perspective as I explored my surroundings and met amazing people who taught me to see the world from different points of view.
I’ve fought my way through abusive relationships, discovered what healthy relationships actually look like, learned how to set boundaries, and how to treat myself with love and respect.
I have seen friends come and go, as is normal as we as individuals change, and I still treasure each one for what they’ve taught me.
I have grown through educating myself and trying on new careers. I’ve learned what not to do, what actually works, what I don’t enjoy, and what feels like the best fit for me (at that time.)
I’ve traveled down paths I thought were for me and then realized they were not. Within each one there have been lessons learned, and insights gained that I can apply to help others. Sometimes, I even rediscover things I once knew but lost along the way.
This blog is about my experiences, contemplations, opinions, what I’ve learned, and what I’d like to learn more about. I’ll talk about spirituality, nature, mental health, relationships, life, death, and healing.
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