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.


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 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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