Philosophical Thoughts While Drinking Coffee…Yum!
It’s feast or famine with the creative process. Have you ever noticed that creativity seems to come in waves? When you’re hot you’re hot and when you’re not, you’re really NOT! I wish creativity was something that you could turn on and off on demand. As I sit here and ponder my next creative endeavor, I am reminded of something my wise mother used to say to me often…” Be careful of what you want, you might get it.” This piece of peculiar wisdom has been true too many times. Followed by my own thoughts of, “Oh damn, I zigged when I should have zagged! ” The notorious reprimand we give ourself after something we thought that we wanted to have happen simply isn’t what we thought it would be. The woulda, shoulda, could’ve epiphany we have when life doesn’t go according to plan. Especially when you have no real plan other than to make it through whatever you have fashioned for yourself lol.
I have had plenty of those types of experiences! We hope we learn and grow from them. We assume and have been told that experiences, (even bad ones), give us character. When you look upon your life and the choices that you have made, you see not only bad choices but the resolution of those choices. How exactly you dealt with adversity and overcame these difficulties. I’m not sure what the point of all of this testing of ourselves is but every person must choose and design their life experience.
Some of us are better than others at designing and creating their careers. They decide early on what role they want to play in society. They must understand themselves really well. They understand through interest, skillset and strengths just who they want to become professionally. They seem to be able to hone in on the right vibe/network in which to create, showcase and excel even flourish!
Others of us flounder around trying things, but never come to a finite conclusion where we fit in any one particular career. Kind of feeling like they are on the outside looking in. We work hard at everything we try to do…hard working within whatever undertaking we pursue. We just never feel as if we are getting anywhere. So much of this life on earth is about financial success and net worth. Aspiring to be the best, make the most money and have all of the finest toys. Work hard/play hard…
All of this is fine but at what cost to our families? I run by a liscensed daycare facility on my jogging route. What I see is heartbreaking…kids playing on the playground is a given. Without fail, their are always a few who come up to the gate, looking outward with a blanket or stuffed animal in tow. Tears and wails of sadness just pour from these kids that are missing Mom and Dad. Breaks my heart. I just want to scoop them up and hug them.
I am also reminded from my Mom’s passing this very poignant realization…we come into this world without a stich of anything…not even clothing…we leave this planet without even taking our lipstick… What happens in between that we choose for ourselves …important yes! All about making money? I’m thinking, not so important. The knowledge and information that we gain by having experienced life, living and adversity…Priceless!
I decided to record and post my poem entitled ” Where’s My PhD ” It is now on SoundCloud. Here is the link.
Where’s My PhD (School Of Hard Knocks) written by Tyna J. Metzner