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When I turned 50, I still didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up. You see, I think I wanted to be it all. I could have been one of those people who go to both law and medical school. Ok, well probably not law school. A lawyer was one of the few things that I didn't want to be.

 I am interested in so many things, and I want to learn about all of them.  I only have about a two second attention span, so I lose interest easily, but often not permanently. I'll pick something up for awhile, and drop it, only to come back to it later. I just might be the proverbial “Jack (or Jane) of all trades” I know a little about a lot of things, but don't know a lot about anything. Or, probably not enough to make a real career out of anything.

This blog is the same way. It jumps around a bit, but creativity and imagination are the heart and soul behind it. It takes creative people who can think outside the box to make the most of what they have, and create beauty out of junk. Any time I find one of those people, I will share them with you.

I only recently discovered I have that kind of creativity. You see, I'm left handed, and grew up in a time where children were still being force to switch hands. My father wouldn't have that. If I was left handed, I was left handed. I learned later that there were a lot of left handed people in my dad's family, but I didn't grow up with my dad, so, I never knew them growing up. I wish I had.

My whole life, everything was either backwards or upside down.

My great-grandma could sew and crochet and do all kinds of things I really wanted to learn, but my being left handed really messed her up.  She did teach me how to bake bread though. Her daughter, my grandma, could play piano and showed me a little, but an uncle, who was a professional pianist/organist told me that left handed people just didn't make good pianists. No one in my Mom's family could draw or paint so that type of artistic expression wasn't encouraged.

If I wanted to learn anything, I was going to have to teach myself. Creativity can be learned too, and I think we all have creative streak in us. After all, we were created in the image of a very creative God.  It is simply a matter of changing how you think, of training your mind to look at things differently.

Close one eye, cock your head to one side, and tell me what you see!

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