1. What one thing did you do better today?
I pursued a new interest of mine – discovering old, abandoned places. I wrote on day 5 of this #100DaysofBetterMe project about visiting mansion Gutenbuchel which took my breath away. I looked into it and let curiosity take me to new places. I did some research, took time to illustrate it and pinned down about twenty more places I wish to visit in my country. From old castles to places with only remains left of it. And today I got to see many old houses around Lithuanian lake in Trakai.
2. Has doing so made you or someone else feel better?
Me. I felt full of life, excited. It created a new desire, a new passion for forgotten stories, beautiful architecture and life in general.
3. Has it brought any new realisations?
Curiosity is always within reach. Elizabeth Gilbert talks about finding curiosity versus passion in a recent Super Soul podcast. She also put it into words so perfectly on her blog and as it resonates so strongly with how I am feeling, I wanted to share a part of it. “The trick is to just follow your small moments of curiosity. It doesn’t take a massive effort. Just turn your head an inch. Pause for an instant. Respond to what has caught your attention. Look into it a bit. A lifetime devoted to creativity is nothing but a scavenger hunt – where each successive clue is another tiny little hit of curiosity. Pick each one up, unfold it, see where it leads you next. Small steps. Keep doing that, and I promise you: The curiosity will eventually lead you to the passion.”
What is the most recent new thing that sparked your curiosity? What is your greatest passion? Has it started with simply being curious?