At first I hesitated to use the word "cultivate" because it has such a strong association with gardening, which I find quite challenging (as evidenced by the now dead plants hanging from the macrame planters I was so excited about). But the more I studied the word, the more I found that it suited my purpose here. This blog has become a place for me to document my trials and errors in creativity, and ultimately what I long to do is to be a good steward of the creative energy that has been given to me. I love that Merriam Webster defines the verb "cultivate" as "to foster the growth of" and "to improve by labor, care, or study." This direction feels more purposeful and implies an active process of refinement, and this, I hope, is what my journey will bring.