Good morning guys ☀️,
In a recent podcast interview, Derek Sivers
talked about the idea of ‘innovation VS imitation’, he emphasised that living life through creation provides a different kind of joy. In a simple example, he states ‘making a table is a much happier process, then buying one from IKEA’.
And, to an extent, I resonate with this process of thinking since I’ve witnessed it through my mother’s creative inputs. Initially, as an avid viewer, she began consuming knowledge of gardening on YouTube. To forward her resolve she exercised the practice of what she had learnt, to become a plant enthusiast. For me witnessing her process of learning has been remarkable; I witnessed her victory in re-growing a dry, uniform stick into a blossoming plant. And, this was only possible when she re-potted the plant, changed its fertiliser, added a layer of stones on top to prevent moisture from escaping, nurtured the plant through an interval-based watering routine.
Her drive to learn A to Z about gardening - also enabled her to expand her knowledge of different types of fertilisers. Provide her with reasonable understanding which plants that should be seeded based on seasonal preference and more importantly, her favourite activity to propagate.
What started as a recreational activity has now become a joyful hobby of creation and learning new methods about gardening. As a result, she now reconsiders buying off the top shelf Sainsbury plants. And, contributes her maternal instincts looking after weathered plants and watch them re-populate one bud at a time.
What’s your vitamin joy when you create something instead of buying it?
Let me know in the comments below. I would love to know about your creative endeavours.
Well, that’s all for this week.