But if you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself. - Carl Jung
In my life time, I must have created hundreds of Jildas......and I think there must be a new one created once a day, some times. When I was a child, it just seemed so simple, think of what you want to be, grow up and be.
My life's path has so many curves, it must look like Lombard Street in San Francisco. As a teenager, I saw myself as someone with hopes of changing the world.....but I also wanted to be a rock and roll singer and a famous clothing designer....and I wanted to live in Australia. Wow, come to think of it, I still want to do all of that.
Then, I worked for a newspaper, I married, eventually spent some time in college, and for a brief moment
thought that I would make an excellent business woman. All this time, I was still making music....that creation never left. I spent lots of years in the fashion world, several in the cosmetics world, still creating someone named Jilda. And I dabbled in yoga all through the years.
I became a caregiver, and the yoga dabbling became serious and saved my sanity and whatever was left of
Jilda. The music was my balm of Gilead. Oh yes, also, during all those curves,there was art and jewelry design. And somehow, the Jilda of today was created.
My high school guidance counselor told me I could either be a secretary or a wife.....wasn't that special.
Thank god I laughed in his face......though I did create a good wife......but I would have made a lousy secretary! I can barely type 35 WPM.
What in this world took me down this path tonight, a couple of friends today shared news of their new creations......one is going back to school, the other has decided to pursue her 200RYT . It is never too late
to create. As long as we are breathing, we have to keep creating ourselves, reinventing, getting better, spreading our wings, seeing who we can be, what we can be, and where we can go.
Life is change, to live we have to create, to survive, we have to create ourselves......over and over and over.
Some of those creations are mistakes, but some are glorious, absolutely wonderful creations never to be forgotten, to be loved forever. So here is to creating.......ourselves....the best is yet to come.