Friday, July 29, 2011


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.
Ha, Ha!

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 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.


  1. My goodness what an amazing journey you've had so far! Good for you! And yay that your music and creativity continues to power you on!

    I think the worst we can do as we get older is to give up on life. I'm so happy your friends are starting over and exploring other exciting venues. Good luck to them too!

    Take care

  2. You have had an amazing life Jilda and it is going strong with new creations every day. You are blessing so many people with your music and talent for helping people live better lives with yoga. You bless us daily and I appreciate it so much.

  3. Amen. Age is just a number, and it's never too late to pursue our dreams.

  4. Never ever be afraid to try new things. I think you're testament to that :)

  5. I have worked in so many different industries which means I know a little bit about a lot of things. I had a blogger once tell me that in an insulting way that there wasn't anything I didn't know about. But I, like you, wanted to keep learning new things. And I'm glad I did. I learned what Barbara was capable of and I pushed myself harder. I left my greatest job on a high, before the company went under. I saw it coming. It was truly my greatest achievement as a manager and a person. The same is true in life. I have traveled around a lot and from each journey I learn something. We're alike in a lot of way Jilda. That's a good thing in my book.

  6. I think the most interesting folks in the world are those who can talk about a lot of different's nice to be an expert I suppose, but a lot more fun to know a little about a lot!

  7. I have a friend whose Mom is an amazing artist..she's 90..and if you saw her you'd think she was in her late 60's. She creates new and different things everyday. I don't think life really has that much to do with our age..just our attitude.