Just a quick note to say that Judith Kerr died. She is the woman I talked about in my New Year’s Day post. She was interviewed about her creative work at the Savoy at the age of 95, by the Guardian.
I thought about looking to find out more about her life, but in the end I decided against that. I know enough. I know all I need to know to set my own goals and design my own path.
She said she worked every morning, so she didn’t feel the day was wasted. I respect that. Especially for an accomplished woman at her age. I want to be such a person. And I want to be interviewed at the Savoy at 95.
So all I have to do now is fill that space between now and then with something worthy of an interview. And I have to keep myself fit and strong to reach that age and be able to work and go to the Savoy.
Any ideas? What is your dream? What is your goal?
Goodbye Judith Kerr!
A creative woman at the
age of 95
Most of this post is an excerpt from my Diary, from the pages where I tell myself how to plan my future. New Year’s Day post is dedicated to true role models and genuine inspiration.
A few days ago, I read one of the most inspiring articles ever. The interview of a lady at 95 who still writes or draws for two hours every morning so that she feels that the day “isn’t wasted”! I love Judith Kerr. She’s lived a creative life and continues to do so. She walks to the river for inspiration, she enjoys wonderful meals at the Savoy. Clearly, she has a mindset of usefulness and productivity. And she started writing and drawing in her forties. Which is excellent. Which means I can do this too.
That is what I dream of for myself. A full life where I forever create something useful, have a distinct reason for waking up every morning and lead an interesting life. She is active and alert and optimistic and quality driven. That is my role model. A 95 years old lady who still produces work and eats lobster at the Savoy while being interviewed for the Guardian.
I love her energy, and
the fact that she is happy about her grandchildren living in Rome, because that
gives her an excuse to go to Rome. She loves that when they come to London they
are excited about visiting places. I love her spirit, her mindset, her point of
view. I love that she is alive and finds sincere and deep beauty in everything.
I want to become such a woman. A creative person, in peace with myself, in peace with my creativity and my desire to be useful. So, I too want to create something beautiful, and useful and interesting. I want to be that person that is calm and creative and respected and enjoys life and actively creates beauty! A person that has something to contribute to the world.
I’m so excited about
Judith Kerr. That she exists is testament that I can make my dreams come true.
That it is possible and feasible and real. I know it isn’t going to be easy. I
don’t want it to be easy.
I wish everyone a HAPPY
NEW YEAR full of LOVE and INSPIRATION!
I’d love to read about your inspiration. Send me a reply and let me know.