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Today is the 21th. of December, and I am over the moon ecstatic about the fact, that I finally have a long vacation, which means tons of books, long walks, writing, creative living, time with friends and family, movies, chocolate and carols 🙂
A couple of days ago I bought a camera as a (very expensive) Christmas present for myself, and yesterday I brought it with me when I went to meet a friend for lunch. We took it with us on our walk to the water and through the forest. I took some very nice photos and there seems to be plenty of fun creativity things to do with my new investment.
A while ago, I read Elizabeth Gilberts Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear, which motivated me to do other creative stuff then just writing. Besides playing around with my camera, I am trying to learn how to play guitar, and have borrowed my mom’s guitar, which she bought in the 1970s (which is perfect since I am really into the 70s at the moment).
Big Magic is, in many ways, the book I have been missing and I think I will reread it in a short while, because I have this idea that it might have something more to teach me. Big Magic challenges me in a way, because it refuses to let me (the creative person) fall in to the trap so many creatives fall into; we take ourselves and our art way to seriously. In many cases that means we end up doing less then we should or could, because we want all we create to be perfect and more important than it really is. So go do stuff! (Have you noticed that when people give advice, it is usually about themselves?) .
Elizabeth Gilbert is perhaps most famous for her book Eat Pray Love (which I loved!), but to me she is just as much known for her take on creativity as she is for her authorship, especially in regards to women and creativity. In connection with the publication of Big Magic (which was in September), she also started a series of podcasts called Magic Lessons, where she talks to a lot of different people (like Sheryl Strayed – the author of Wild) about creativity – you can find them here.
“Ah freedom. How we hate having it threatened. Multipotentialites, in particular, tend to experience a particular type of fear related to our freedom: we worry that by choosing to pursue something, we are caging ourselves in and making it impossible to pursue any other interests. This fear can paralyze us, making it impossible to take any action at all”- Emilie Wapnick.
I can relate to this so much, because some times I feel that having multiple interests is more a burden then a blessing, even though a career coach I once went to a few times referred to me as a generalist, which supposedly is a good thing. As for being paralyzed by fear, I am right in the middle of it, going from wanting financial stability to taking a chance even though it might mean hardly getting paid at all.
Once again a big part of me wishes that I could be content just having any job and following the road frequently travelled. For what is wrong just going to work, and then coming home enjoying your sparetime, and just waiting for the weekend and the next holiday? Nothing I guess, and a lot people do not have any other option then to do that but I would really hate to live like that – oh but wait a moment. I am living like that… oh crap 🙂 I still don´t know where I am going or what I am going to do, but I do know that I want a life that consists of glitter, unicorns and butterflies and where I feel inspired and inspire others on a daily basis.
Good news though, I recently started a new association called Zero Waste Danmark, and I was choosen as the cashier. It really was a tough election, between me and me 🙂 I am looking forward to learning more about how it is to be part of a board, and hope that we will be able to make a difference someday.
It is apparently not going so well with my promise to write more frequently.
Since april I have participated in two writing workshops, been to Germany, dressed up as a viking serveral times, can now call myself a coach and therapist (still waiting for the exam papers to come though), and getting ready to move once again. I earn enough money now to have my very own appartment. The problem though is 1) I have to leave my current place in about a month, and 2) I have not yet found a place to stay. Of course I´am very privileged, because I have friends and family who always have room for me ♥
In may I went back to school to study something that might actually get me a job in the end, and there a loads of fantastic things about this education; its meaningful, I learn so much, I enjoy getting up in the morning and I get paid a decent salary every month. The problem is though I´am pretty sure that that is not want to do with my life either. I just wished I knew what it was.