I once had a friend who gifted me a refrigerator magnet...
It was a large, square magnet with bold lettering that read, "Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself".
At that time, I was going through a divorce and uncertain as to what I was going to do next. I was in my mid forties and starting all over just wasn't in my life plans at that age.
I sat the magnet aside, not really processing just what those bold words were telling me.
I completely get it.
We do have the ability to create the kind of life that we wish to live.
It may not all come together instantly...
We may have to settle for working unfulfilling jobs or possibly living in places that just don't feel like home...
But if we have a vision and set goals to achieve,
Those not-so-pleasant things are temporary.
We can create the life that we so desire.
I'm still working on my life, but I always new that I wanted to live in the country. Being a wife is my favorite "job", and I have been blessed with marrying a very sweet, country boy!
I am a person who must be creative.
I am creative, in some way, every single day. Sometimes I force myself...
But I do it!
I do it because I want to live a creative life and only I can make that happen.
I might get fancy with a meal...
A splash of color on a plate.
I may just grab my camera and step outside in search of a pretty picture.
Collect junk and turn it into something cool!
Sometimes I add whipped cream to my coffee and drink from a special mug.
I love to play in our five acre yard.
Early, early mornings are my favorite time of day...
If I don't have to work!
I adore shabby chic style...
And ripped jeans.
I don't pay attention to what is in style. I wear only what I like. Sometimes, it's weird and mixed-matched!
These are the things...
The simple things that make me smile.
Things that I always wanted for my life.
Hubby and I prefer homemade vanilla ice cream over store bought ice cream.
He likes to make it!
Finally, at age 47...
I get it.
I can create a serene atmosphere and enjoy the simple pleasures to find contentment.
I am true to myself.
Living a creative life.
I hope that you are fulfilling your desires!!!!
Today, while starting on my Halloween clay characters...
I was also having a conversation with a friend who is experiencing some big, life changes.
This is what led me into my art room...
To retrieve that square magnet with those powerful words on it.
It was that magnet that inspired the art journal entry (above).
I remembered feeling quite scared and confused back then...
When the magnet was given to me.
Soon, I realized that I was powerless at that moment, to "fix" everything and be instantly happy....
But discovered that once I let go of the constant worry and fear...
I was able to embrace the new adventures that awaited. It was fear that kept me stuck and feeling so hopeless.
I wasn't even able to create at that time. My mind was on overload!
Creating ourselves is a fun journey!
Step by step...
A little at a time.
We can create ourselves and the life that we want!!!!!
Blessings to all...