I read a quote today that really hit the nail on the head:
“Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.”
If I try to find myself, where should I look? At home? In my classroom? In the eyes of my students, colleagues, friends and family? Wherever I look I will see what is there but I won’t see me because I am not solely comprised of those things. I may be a combination of those things, or contain certain elements found there, but I am not defined by those specifics.
I am more excited about creating myself. Who do I want to be? What do I want to be known for? I am a writer, a teacher, a wife, a mother, a sister and a cousin. I am a want- to-be gardener, a sun lover, and a beachcomber. I seek knowledge and expanded learning opportunities in art, in writing, in reading and in craft making. I am creating myself built on the base of who I was born to be and the ingredients given to me for 53 years stirred with desire, curiosity and hope.