First, a little background...I am always of two minds and trying to balance the desires of the opposites. On the one hand, I am in a technical field - think airplanes, runways, computers and "decision management" - all have rigid technical standards that must be adhered to. I love this work - have task, do task, complete task - especially because the people I've gotten to work with along the way have made it so worth it. But I'm also the person saying, "Do we have to do it that way just because we always have done it that way?" Another example: two of the things I packed for a year long trip to Iraq were my beads and tools - yes - I made jewelry in Iraq.
Pretty Things to find links to all the soup participants.