|Hand-knitted socks from Pinterest.|
Bakers bake, builders build, crafters craft. We are all makers of something. We are, in fact, alchemists, taking raw materials and transforming them into something entirely new and different. It is magic, pure and true.
Every meal cooked is a creative act, as is every sentence written. Makers are midwives, attendants, facilitators, as one form becomes another.
Because life is serial problem-solving, we may grow away from noticing and claiming our inventiveness. I love the image of unmatched socks, assuming the knitter had tons of short leftover bits which could not be turned into an identical pair, except perhaps for a newborn, and had to improvise. With a beautiful result.
We put together, we invent, we make do, make it up, reclaim, repurpose and possibly forget all those resume-worthy acts. Skills, Napoleon Dynamite said, "Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills." Do not underestimate yourself in the skills department. Think: MacGyver. I rest my case.