Simply put, it's been a weird year and not quite what I had envisioned when 2020 rolled around! One of my new year's resolutions was to re-ignite my creativity and find something that would excite me on a deeper level. As a kid and young adult, I was so passionate about art and just creating, writing or designing things (even though I was probably not that great at it), it was simply the getting "lost in the moment" that captured my heart. Not sure when it all stopped, but life got busy and I just thought it was something I would get to again when I had the time. But I've missed that feeling I got from creating things and had no idea how to get this back as my inspiration had simply dried up.
Then as it happened I came across Big Magic on Instagram. I hadn't even heard of this book two weeks ago, but now I'm seeing it everywhere! Perhaps the trend towards living a creative life is just what we all need right now amidst all the current doom and gloom?
If you are a frustrated creative, stuck in a rut of creative boredom or don't even see yourself as creative but you feel like you are missing some passion in your life, then I urge you to read this book. In fact, most of us need some creativity in everyday life, be it for work, entertaining and/or schooling kids, housekeeping or simply just pleasure, so I think this book will resonate with a lot of people.
Elizabeth Gilbert just speaks my language. She is witty and engaging, empathetic, straight-forward and most importantly non-preachy. Her approach to creative living is just wonderful and inspiring, it's like having a chat with a really cool friend who understands your soul and throughout the conversation, you keep getting those little "aha" moments. My dreams have never been so vivid and I am seeing the "big magic" now for myself. Enjoy!