I know I have delayed this post. Sorry. 😅 I sort of delayed me reading “Big Magic” I actually had it since 2017 waiting for me to give it a read.
Something about the subject matter I assume. Creativity….how can anyone tell you about creativity? How to be creative or the impact or lack of impact it can have on one’s life. Like…common now… Oh dear, talk about tunnel vision or close-mindedness. Oh, wait there is another thing that stopped me. I enjoy my fair share of self-development, business, spiritual books but increasingly I find myself asking myself so….does this relate to me?
Me: Muslim Canadian Visible Minority Woman married to an invisible minority. In that very order. Not to mention the few other things. Low to a middle-income household with post-secondary education. Both on the chubby side of life. Animal lover and all around bargain hunter. Yup okay, that’s enough of self-definition.
Frankly, the answer is still known. I love Brene Brown, she appeals to my Muslim yet swearing and always trying my best, woman, wife, community member side. She is raw, real and relatable. In a none judgemental friend way. Yup, I swear. Try not to…but I do. 🤐
Now, this is my first read by Elizabeth Gilbert, yes I have heard of Eat Pray Love. I actually watched the movie. Julia Roberts is gorge. I watched it a year and some after my divorce. I was maybe 22years old. I did enjoy it…in a cool…this a cute movie kind of way. I really should give the book a go. Anyways, so-Big Magic was just a find. A find due to its popularity and the number of times it was mentioned by people for its “life lessons, life-changing” powers. Well, finally I thought why not I want me some of that! Regardless of the fact it is written by a caucasian well off older (than me) woman. How can she even begin to know how to relate to me?
As I type this I feel the need to say. Age is but a number! Elizabeth you fabulous…please world and women let us not hold back or condemn one another based on how old we are. Meh…we have a lot on our plates already. So.
Yes, I did take something away from that read. I’m happy I gave “Big Magic” a chance. It helped give me perspective and ease. Yes. Ease, peace of mind. I would rate myself as a medium creative talent or skill. It depends who you ask, they may agree or suggest I am more creative than I peg myself to be. Frankly, meh doesn’t make me happy or sad. But… I would like to attribute my peace of mind to my creativity and curiosity. I am never… okay rarely afraid of what is to come or what is happening in life. I have a firm belief there is a solution or way…things always fall into place. This book in a way stated that. And of course, that creativity is a living thing. Yes! Yes! And Yes! Elizabeth do I agree with you! We are all creative curious geniuses but only the brave get to reap its rewards. I am impulsive so there have been many times where this theory is silently tested.
Humans are secretly powerful and connected to EVERYTHING in this world. I swear I put my wish list of something on the to-do board or shopping list… I kid you not it happens to come through. I will end up achieving that goal, task, material thing. If I have a creative idea and I act on it without over-complicating things it becomes alive without much of a struggle. I will say this though…have only one or two very real people to give you feedback or advice or whatever we humans look for before we begin the journey. It’s just a dream, creativity, curiosity killer to share with many people.
So if you are an entrepreneur, creator, doer, free thinker, or just normal old you! Looking to be…and get that little kick to express yourself? Read this book and keep life simple. We overcomplicate things so much. Buying this, that and looking to be the first to have some grand idea. No, my friends. That does not help you. Be you. The honest you look how much joy that will bring you.