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Word. It’s Wednesday, My Dilettantes.

I discovered this word recently and was very intrigued by it’s meaning. Why have I never heard of it before? It seems to describe the subconscious way I’ve been going about life recently.  I genuinely want to become this skilled Renaissance woman , someone who’s serious about becoming a  master of many arts and knowledgeable of many ways of life. I do in fact take strong interest in various different fields, and subjects and art forms, and it’s not just in a “desultory way” (had to look that up). I’m passionate about my interests, that’s why they are my interests; but it is a sort of a fleeting passion. There’s so many things to learn about, places and people to learn from, that I end up falling into the “Dilettante’s Dilemma,” as I just decided to call it. I’ve become an unfocused dabbler.

dil·et·tante

[dil-i-tahnt, dil-i-tahnt, -tahn-tey, -tan-tee]

noun

1. a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, especially in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler.

2. a lover of an art or science, especially of a fine art.

Do you know an attempt-able cure for my indecisiveness? Or can you relate to this description?  Am I getting this term all wrong? Do you think being a dilettante is a honorable thing, and I shouldn’t worry too much (C’est va lie)?
Much love,
Rai
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Word. It’s Wednesday’s Vagabond Vocab.

It only seems fitting that I should begin with my main word-choice of this blog’s title in my first “Vagabond Vocab” -ulary definition, yes? Thanks for agreeing…you get me.

vag·a·bond

[vag-uh-bond]

adjective

1. wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic: a vagabond tribe.

2. leading an unsettled or carefree life.

Much love,
Rai
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