January 13, 2009

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George Bernard Shaw, who said:

"Life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself."

This morning as I was flipping through blogs, I love to read, this quote jumped out at me.  I  found it here, if your interested.

It made me stop and think.

It made me ponder.

With my, "baby" (not saying it to him just making a reference to my stage in life) going to the first grade next year, I have been left with the question, "What am I going to do with myself?"

Am I going back to school, am I going to find a job with more hours, am I going to sit at home and enjoy the blissful silence, am I going to join a marching band?

I am for the first time in 13 years going to have entire days to myself.  What does one do, with entire days to themselves? 

I keep asking friends and family, "What do you think I should do?" "Should I go back to school?" "Should I . . .?"  It is this question that hovers around me all the time.

Have I ever mentioned that I am a tad obsessive.

What I loved about this quote, is for the first time I realized, it wasn't about finding what I should do, it was about creating the person I want to be.

It is up to me to create the path that fits this stage of my life.

Which to me, sounds much more exciting, not to mention less stressful, than finding the right path.  I get to create a path unique and made just for me.  One that will fit my family and the person that I am trying to become.

You have to love those old literature guys.  In one little quote he answered a question that has plagued me for the last couple of years.

If you could create any kind of path, that lead you down any kind of road, where would you want to end up?

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Willow said...

I once heard a woman describe a sister in our ward as being "a lady without guile." I want to be that. I want to be viewed by all as sincere, genuine, kind, loving, NICE, and without guile.

Presently I am too caustic and sarcastic to pull off my goal... but I try to be nice-ish. Does it count that with sarcasm and caustic comed crazy funny? Yeah, I didn't think so either.

PS I did occur to me that this was a rhetorical question and didn't really require comment or response. Obviously, I don't do rhetorical so well. ;)

Shonda Little said...

Definitely a great quote. I might have to use that.