From Laura Caran
Big Magic/Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat, Pray, Love which was a NY Times best seller. In this book she speaks about inspiration and the creative process as just what it is, and it should not be judged. She said we should find our passion and just “go with it”. She said she does not think about “success”, and never did and still does not. According to her when we do this, we will be more fulfilled in life and happy. She knew in her teenage years she would be a writer no matter what happened, and she received rejection after rejection. She said we should treat our passion “like an affair…dress up for it…and get excited about it,” and bring our best selves to it just for the joy we experience from whatever it is we want to spend our lives doing…I enjoyed the book.