Thursday, 23 May 2013
Why do people carpet their ruts?
Now that is a title eh? lol! You must be wondering what Lisa is on these days. Read on and all will be explained!
Woke up to a beautiful rainy day today and decided to get off my butt and do something other than waste time on Facebook games! Well, at least waste a little less time...
Why does it seem that when something goes wrong, EVERYTHING has to follow? Over the past few weeks we have had both cars in the shop (one is still there!) and a couple of days ago our water heater burst. While that was being fixed sure enough, our garage door busted as well. I am so done with this month....can't it just be June already?
So, back to the title of this blog....why do people carpet their ruts? Let me clarify the question. I want to know why it seems that not only are people stuck in a rut sometimes...it seems they love their ruts so much they have carpeted them, made a really comfortable home in them. They don't leave their comfort zone, they don't think outside of the box....and they don't acknowledge those who do. They seem shocked when someone wants to go further. And if you aren't one of the rut carpeters then we are back to the whole high school scene of the "cool kids vs the nerds". I happen to fall into the "nerd" category.
You might be asking where is this venting coming from? I have been fortunate to be involved with a great group of people since the beginning of my polymer clay experience. Over the years I have learned a lot from some very special people who have gladly shared their knowledge and experiences with me, and I have grown and progressed in so many different directions. But I guess I failed in not kissing the right behinds as I went along....
I happen to know an amazing polymer clay artist who shall remain nameless that does spectacular work. This individual does techniques and colourways that are new and exciting. She reinvents herself on a regular basis and shares everything she knows with anyone who wants to learn. She is totally about the whole community and not just selfishly focused on herself. But she will never be included in the "cool kids" group and I have wracked my brain to try to figure out why. She is never on the teaching list which is shocking as I for one, would take her class in a heartbeat. But no, it is the same old group over and over again, teaching the same old stuff over and over again. And if there is a newbie added to the list? It is the bestie of one of the original members. And then their bestie gets added....and so on and so on.
What happened to wanting to grow, to change, to see where art will take you? Why do people get so afraid of change, when change is life?
This whole realization has afforded me the clarity to realise some changes I needed to make in my life. I can't change people, the only thing I am in control of is how I react to them. And since I value myself and my time, I won't be wasting anymore of it trying to figure out why these people are the way they are and what I must have done wrong to upset them. I realized I didn't upset them, they are just so self involved that I never even entered their radar in the first place.
Okay enough ranting.....next blog will be about my first experience with COPPRclay and sizing a bezel!
Feel free to leave a comment on how you feel about this subject, good or bad. And if you are really daring, look at yourself and ask "Am I in a rut? Do I want out or am I just too comfortable here?"