#23: Mastery is a myth 🎨
This week, we're crushing the idea that the destination is more important than the journey. Also, a weekend to-do list and the home decor trend I'm loving right now.
There’s beauty in trying new things with grace. Whether you pick up a paintbrush or kick a soccer ball around for the first time, I love when people have the gall to experiment knowing that they’re probably going to suck.
I don’t like being bad at things. I like being really, really good at stuff to the point that I’ll avoid something if I can’t master it. But doing so can cause me to miss the whole point. The end result isn’t as important as the time you took to get there.
When I was in college, Buddhist monks would come to our school once a year and construct the most beautiful sand mandala. They would pour sand for days to create a perfectly symmetrical masterpiece. And when they were done, they’d sweep it up.
These artisans didn’t create for the sake of mastery. They created for the benefits they derived from the act of creating.
What if we adopted that mindset in some aspects of our lives? What would change for you?
🛁 Clean your bathroom
🥐 Buy your favorite type of pastry
☀️ Go for a morning walk in a new neighborhood
✨ Restock on soap
🎨 Buy (or make) a coloring book
In love with this disco ball decor round-up (Apartment Therapy)
23 of the world’s most beautiful coffee shops (Architectural Digest)
22 underrated European cities to add to your travel list (CN Traveler)
This week’s aesthetic: library
The heroine recommends: Raw Sugar body lotion
I have a tricky relationship with lotion. It can’t be too thick or too thin and, dear God, it can’t be greasy or oily at all. This Raw Sugar body lotion is the perfect option. I love the tropical, citrusy scents and the way it feels on my skin.
A parting thought:
Your past self would be excited to know you.