So how's that working out for you?

I just spent a good half hour in the garden, weeding, trying to get my mind right and my nose back in joint, figuratively speaking.

When I was in high school, as a member of Odyssey of the Mind (a competitive creative problem solving club) I took an pledge, more than once that went as follows:

"Let me be a seeker of knowledge. Let me travel uncharted paths and let me use my creativity to make the world a better place in which to live."

Well, today I got some feedback from the boss reminding me to stick to the path and seek a little less knowledge. Because I knew that contextually, he was right, it of course made me feel a little heartsick for the rest of the day. Because while he's right in context, I wish I were freer to stick to the pledge.

I have to remember that my job isn't about creative, it's about following rules, getting things right, a place for everything and everything in its place.

But I can use those tools to make the world a better place to live, right? Then I can seek knowledge and travel uncharted paths in my free time.

OK. That's just going to have to work until I can win the lottery and do things my way.

Which will hopefully be any day now...