The Hawk-Mo Hotwire

Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art

What is your work?

I ask, because on first glance, you would probably answer with whatever it is you do to make money. I know I have and still probably would. But here’s the thing. That is your job. It isn’t necessarily your work. I think there is a difference. And I also think that your work is more important then your job.

There is self work. Creative work. Life work. Happiness work. Meditation work. Passion work. Community work.

I have been struggling with myself to devote time to my work. I want to sit at my desk and write, but sometimes I feel guilty that I’m not doing my job. I want to go outside and ride my bike or run through the woods, but I feel guilty that I’m not answering emails. I want to sit in my studio with my sketchbook and my computer and design stuff, but I feel guilty that I’m not getting anything done. I want to make the time to meet and connect with other humans, but I feel guilty that I’m not doing my fair share at RAGGEDedge.

Don’t get me wrong. I still love RAGGEDedge. And I love working for myself. I love the challenge of it. And for the most part, I actually love the scariness of it because it has taught me how resilient and creative and determined I am capable of being. RAGGEDedge has brought me to where I am, which is right here, reconsidering the definition of work.

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About mudly

Mud is main blog writer extraordinaire, picture guru, and the garden and adventure instigator. She loves to cook, but doesn’t much like following a recipe. She also loves typewriters, the color turquoise, and wearing tie dye with stripes. And she dorks out on permies.com while dreaming up and planning her next garden.

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This entry was posted on June 3, 2011 by in Changes.

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