One of the definitions of RAMBLE is to follow an irregularly winding course of motion or growth. In some regards I feel like that defines where I am in the creative process of my life right now. When someone asks what I’m up to I think I should say, “Oh, I’m just rambling.”
While I know my purpose in life has already been mapped out by the One who created me, I wonder sometimes if the irregular and winding course I’m on is part of my growing to get there process or my inability to stay focused.
I’m a creative person and know it’s part of my emotional as well as Spiritual DNA. In the past several years I’ve tried my hand at artwork, and while I enjoy painting and drawing immensely, I’ve yet to really commit myself to the process enough to know where my strengths are as an artist (the weaknesses are pretty easily defined). I am intrigued by fashion and think it would be so much fun to design clothing (too much Project Runway, probably). I watched the first episode of Project Accessory and thought, “I could design and make jewelry.” Oh and lets not forget about HGTV’s Next Design Star. Could I ever truly be that good of a designer / decorator? I so so want to be. Now I’m taking a journey into blog writing which has rekindled the love of writing (which I haven’t done for a really long time). I also want to continue developing more musically and writing songs which gets me thinking about how words impact and create memories – maybe photography? I laid awake one night designing chandeliers in my head. Maybe if I got up and drew a picture of it…draw? I can do that… I think at this point I hear Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid saying, “Focus Daniel-son.”
So I’ll just keep rambling along in my creative process. Where it ultimately leads, I’m not sure but I can guarantee the trajectory is going to change more than once. And while it’s confusing at times, I don’t feel I’m being double-minded, I’m just in discovery mode. It’s just taken me a while to get here.
It’s always an adventure