WORK | 2019 - A Year of Curation
The ground is shifting.
It’s quaking and rumbling beneath my feet. I can sense the place in which I am planted is about to change in this new year.
If I am being honest, it has created a lot of questions for me.
How will I manage in 2019 as these shifts take place?
Will I and what’s important to me, fall through the cracks?
Will I find that I am even more capable, or will I crumble?
Spinning these thoughts in my head over the past month has led me to the unique word: ‘Curate’.
• select, organize, and present (online content, merchandise, information, etc.), typically using professional or expert knowledge:
& although it’s often reserved to explain an art gallery or other aspects of gathering information/elements together, it has struck a chord within me. As I am adjusting to the ‘shifting’ and ‘growing’ in my / our lives, it is time for me to make careful and precise choices with where I place my energy and time.
Raising a ‘little’ into a child to equip her to handle the various aspects of life that will be thrown at her in less than 2 years (entering the public school system) means we need to be even more focused on bringing her the opportunities to grow, learn and mature in a new way. My time with her in this format of life is limited. Instilling values of kindness, empowerment, literacy, imagination, etc, before her world becomes more than just us, is increasingly heightened in importance.
As a family we are capable of more than we ever have been before. Leaving the baby/toddler stage has meant we are more able to connect and interact with our community, family and friends on a deeper level. It’s time to open up and pour out our energies in a new way.
Continue to carefully align myself with the work atmosphere, collaborative teams and projects, knowing that what I commit to will get my full attention. Learning not to downplay myself & what I have to offer is a practice. I have learned so much in the past year about my craft, the industry I work in and where my boundaries are. Continuing to cultivate these interactions and various work projects while upholding my values is not a risk, it’s an integral part of who I am and how I choose to function within this world.
& as I close on this first day of the New Year,
by learning how to ‘curate’ in both my personal and professional life, I will be finding the proper footing to keep my feet actively on the ground while also gaining insight on how to adjust wherever 2019 puts me / us.