It’s impossible to count how many adjectives there are in the English language, but of all the ones I could choose for myself, none resonate so well as ‘curiosity’.
It was there at the very beginning of my conscious life and happily remains with me still. A trait that has led me into many new experiences. It was curiosity that led me to volunteer (before being asked) to be a part of Hi Uan’s ‘31 Stories of December’ art project. Curious to see how a creative person goes about pulling this project together and what it means to her.
Curiosity is said to have killed the cat, for me the worst situation it has led me to was poking my finger into an electrical socket, yes, to see what would happen. I found out!
Although not a resume-worthy word, it is a great gift professionally and personally. It guides me to inquire, and be aware of new ideas; it reveals possibilities that may not be evident but above all, I am so grateful for the fun and serendipitous journey it has taken me on.
We all have this trait, like a muscle, it develops with use and leads to the constant joy of seeking and discovery.