Joel Christiansen

Nothing Original

September 30, 2023
This week, I'm thinking how I've never done anything original. For me, this creates an initial feeling of unease. But the more I let it sink in, the more calming this unavoidable reality becomes. Unapologetic unoriginality honors collective wisdom and builds upon intuition. It empowers me to adapt existing ideas while focusing on the task at hand. It draws me toward simplicity and commonality. Despite imitating others (intentionally or not), my work remains uniquely mine.