You know what brings me joy? Making things. I believe part of what makes us human is the inherent desire to create. I don’t just mean making our essential needs like tools, houses, electricity and the like. I mean the things we make that add other kinds of benefits and value to life. The things that if we don’t make them, a part of us feels like it’s missing. The things that add beauty, light, and inspiration to this world we live in. My sister-in-law just made a knit sweater. My brother makes incredible music. My sister made two kids. I make lots of things… when I was younger, I made clay bowls, drawings of the perfect front yard, yarn potholders, and wooden cutting boards. Now I make photos, delicious meals, and shelves. For work, I make classes. These classes not only help my colleagues improve their teamwork and communication skills, they help make leaders be better leaders. I get to be a part of making the world a better place by making things that help inspire other people.