Craft, make no mistake, is admirable. The dedication and consistency it takes to become skilled enough to produce high quality or even perfect work – output to be proud of – should never be undervalued.
Here’s the thing, though. When you have your eyes down and your focus entirely on your labour, sometimes you can lose sight of the opportunities around you for spontaneity; for taking chances; for generating the kind of magic that comes from expanding rather than narrowing your field of vision. A very different kind of magic, but one arguably of equal value to our lives and one we neglect at our peril.
This week, look up from your main focus and see where you might stray from the path, just for a little while. You never know where it might take you.
Have a good week and stay safe x