Hey, ya’ll! I’ve got something that I am so excited to share with you – something that has greatly impacted my life in an immensely positive way! Check it out…
A Bit of Background
Over the past few months (okay, like 7 months), I’ve been taking great strides to change my life for the better. I wasn’t living a life that was true to who I knew I could be. I wasn’t honoring my true self, in many aspects. I knew I needed to make change and lots of it, but at first I wasn’t sure how. Then I just kind of jumped into it without looking. Since then, it’s been an interesting and life-changing journey. I’ve done a lot of hard work to get to know myself better, and to do more things to make my soul happy. I’ve had to make some terrifying decisions – like applying to graduate school and starting a business – but my life has dramatically improved since I started seeking out things that made me happy – since I started actively pursuing creative living.
Okay, enough about me. The point of this post is actually to introduce a new blog series I have been working on and am so excited to share with you. This is the first installment of the Big Magic Series: Living Your Most Creative Life.
Big Magic is an incredibly inspiring and motivational book by Elizabeth Gilbert (you probably know her as the author of Eat, Pray, Love). In this book, Gilbert shares her opinions of the process of creativity, inspiration, and how to really make the most of the talents we all have hidden inside of us. She gives reasons why and ways to push past the innate fear we all have in order to pursue creative living.
What I hope to do with this series is to break down the book by section and give you key insights and strategies to breaking through fear and discovering creative living, a la Elizabeth Gilbert.
So what will I get from this series?
This series is for anybody with an interest in creating. Whether you want to write a book, paint a picture, build a website, or start a business – those are all methods of creation! All lives are inherently creative, you just have to know how and where to look for inspiration.
With this series, I will be posting a couple times per week. Each post will delve into one of the sections of Gilbert’s book – Courage, Enchantment, Permission, Persistence, Trust, and Divinity. With each section, I’ll provide a worksheet to go along with it for free!
My goal for this series is for you to get strategies and motivation to live a more inspired, mindful life. I want to help you find that passion and develop a habit of mindfulness in order to actively pursue a creative life.
All lives are inherently creative, you just have to know how and where to look for inspiration. –click to tweet
First Things First
Before we get started with this series, you definitely want to sign up by clicking the link below. When you subscribe, you’re allowing yourself to get the free, downloadable worksheets I’ll be sending out with each post of this series. The worksheets will include key points from the section I discussed in that entry, as well as tips and guidelines for how to implement that section into your life to help you live your most creative life!
Another thing I suggest is to go ahead and get yourself a copy of this amazingly inspirational book. You can get a copy on Amazon for $12 (just click the picture of the book at the top of the post). I promise, it’s money well-spent.
Be on the look out for the next post, soon!!