The Trees Stand Alone
I think I’m obsessed with Mastery, Identity and Design for the same reason I love trees: Sustainability and Strength. Trees stand without anyone’s help. I’ve always lived my life with the notion I must be fully autonomous, utterly independent, needing nobody. I was once an architecture major to continue pursuing art and design, while avoiding the starving artist stereotype. But my faith has always challenged my desire for this extreme self-reliance. It dares me to take more risks, wear things out, make mistakes and get messy, which positions me to interact and rely on people. Otherwise, I’d be alone.