There are many things that seem mundane in our lives and we have started to believe that they are. We believe that, we need to do more and be more all the time. In the process we forget the things we can do because we focus on the things we can’t do. I started school and focused on chemistry, I enjoy my research but it’s so formal. I can’t joke in the reports and I can’t doodle cartoons in the corners of the pages of my thesis. How cool would it be to have a thesis written as a comic book? Right?
The big things in my life started looking small, research and ‘my career’ took center stage. I recently just realized that I used to draw when I was younger. I used to draw the cartoons I watched and make nice posters for my science classes. I looked around WordPress and saw beautiful drawings by other bloggers, so I interacted with them.
So here goes let’s start with this one.
In my defence its been a few years.
Now Jerry the mouse. This put a lot of pressure on me. I could not mess up Jerry! So I put this off for a few days, until I eventually got to it.
I used to draw Jerry all the time. Jerry is the first cartoon to feature on my blog! (A Snack).
So, I just did it, he turned out okay. If I do this often, I will get better, I enjoy it.
I realized that this is a big part of who I am. It revealed to me how I don’t do things in order. I do this with most things I do, to stay engaged in the process. I thought drawing cartoons or whatever I saw was a little thing. It teaches me so much about myself, it’s challenging, relaxing and fun.
There are so many more things about you and I that are big things looking or seeming small. Find them and nurture them.
Thank you for reading!!