My favourite favourite movie is Eat Pray Love!! And yes.. it’s also my favourite book! So that’s how I also start to love the writer, Elizabeth Gilbert. When BigMagic was released I was very excited about it, as I loved the topic. I’ve always been very creative, but this is going a step further than just being creative, it’s how you live creative. Very interesting.
BigMagic is about courage. To take a step in the direction of what you want to have or accomplish. There is something hidden inside everybody, but you have to dare to do something with it.
BigMagic is about ideas. Elizabeth describes ideas as something that lives. That an idea can come to you, but if you don’t do anything with it, the idea will go away and find someone else. I love this. Because I experience this as well. Sometimes I can be so excited, over excited(!), about something what just popped into my head and the idea is growing every second, until it’s like a plan. But then.. there is always something why I can’t do it (yet). So I don’t, or I tell myself I’ll do it when I have this or finished that. But then after a while the idea doesn’t seem that good anymore. The idea went away, to find someone who isn’t ‘looking’ for obstacles.
BigMagic is about confidence. In yourself. There is always fear around the corner, which is a good thing, but it shouldn’t lead the way. Elizabeth describes it so beautiful and lively.
BigMagic is about having fun in your life. I love the way she explains how you shouldn’t expect your creativity to take care of you, but you should take care of it. You should actually only enjoy your work. Maybe it’ll lead you somewhere, but maybe not. Just don’t lose the joy you get from it as that’s where it’s about in life.
BigMagic is about never giving up. Never give up on yourself or on your ideas and qualities.
Big Magic is about.. so much more! I really recommend this book. Especially when you’re about to take a step towards creative living, by starting a business, or by trying a new hobby. Or maybe you feel you’re stuck in what you want in life. BigMagic might just give you this little extra push to do it or to change something!
I really liked reading it. I start reading it just before I started this blog. I was a bit nervous about it and even though I worked on it for quite a while, I did have a whole list of things in my head about what could go wrong. I ignored it mostly and kept going, and BigMagic definitely gave me this extra bit of confidence, that I should just do it.. and enjoy it! And that’s exactly what I’m doing now. I might not have thousands of readers, but I love having my blog, to work on it and to explore. And that’s how I see it now. Thank you BigMagic, thank you Elizabeth Gilbert!
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