In my previous work life, I spent a lot of time around museums, news rooms, and marketing conferences. And one thing they all have in common is the idea of curating—curating collections, content, news.
Pulling a collection of different items together. Finding themes. Telling a story. Preserving. Sharing with the rest of the world.
Curating can be a powerful metaphor for lifestyle design, reinvention and developing meaningful work.
You are the “keeper” of your life. You are the subject-matter expert on you. Curating is what you do every day.
After all, you organize and arrange your life every day. You make meaning. You share pieces of yourself with others. You present yourself to the world.
And if you’re already doing this stuff every day (as we all are!), imagine what can happen when you start to get a little more intentional about what exactly you are doing.
(Small steps matter. Practice is required.)