Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers-
Ever heard the saying, “A Jack of all trades but a master of none.”? Yeah, it’s a phrase I rehearse over in my mind because unlike what the saying implies I actually a master of multiple things. For a long time in my life, I thought I had to live within separate personalities: the intellectual and the creative. It was as if I could not reconcile between my known trait of intelligence and all of my hidden creative gifts. Growing up, I felt the pressure to choose. So can you imagine a torn kid growing up with this saying over her head? Thoughts like: “What do you mean I can’t do it all?” “What do you mean that I have to choose one primary thing to master?” “Why live limited?” Phrases like the one mentioned above screamed limitations to me and confined me to a box to please society. I was a Jack of all trades and a master of them all.
So, here I am at 25 realizing that I don’t have to choose between all that God has instilled in me. I can be both creative and intelligent, both orderly yet spontaneous, and both a structured and free-flowing. I can be both! I don’t have to follow the patterns of limitation and I do not have to succumb to the rules of society. For I am in this world but not of it and I am free to be all that God has created in his likeness. The crazy part is, you don’t have to be limited either! You can be all that he made and you don’t have to choose which gift or feature you can highlight. You can highlight them all. The moment I came to this resolve, the freer I became. I am a jack of all trades and a master of them all!