For much of my adult life, I have wished that I could find a mentor — someone slightly older who has also forged her own path and who could report back and provide guidance to someone a few steps behind. Last year, I read about the theory of a "mentor from afar," who can be a stranger but whose story or career has meaning for your own life. Lisa Congdon is one of my "mentors from afar." I love that she is a self-taught artist who didn't begin her career until she was 40, that she works in different mediums, that she writes and speaks and teaches and does all the things. In this conversation with Jonathan Fields, Lisa talks about how it's all a process and that when you're a growing, creative person, the process keeps evolving. It was a good reminder that I'll never really have it all figured out, so all I need to worry about are today's small steps.