“Most things have already been done – but they have not yet been done by you.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic (p. 97)
Someone recently called me the Liz Gilbert of the voice world. That’s high praise, ’cause Elizabeth Gilbert has changed my life. Twice. And even though I may never be as influential or well spoken as she is, I get her. She speaks to me, just as I hope to speak to you.
The first time was with Eat, Pray, Love. I know, I know, totally 2007, but I read that book in one sitting because I was deeply desperate for hope and authenticity. Those were things I couldn’t muster for myself at the time, and that book was a guidepost toward my healing.
In that dark time, Eat, Pray, Love was a ray of bright, loving light shining straight into my heart. One sitting, one book, life bettered.
The second time Liz’s words changed me was with her new book Big Magic. A friend asked me if I wanted to borrow el libro recently, and with a title like that, who could refuse? Several ideas from Big Magic have allowed me to do the unthinkable, including start this blog. Hence, the next few posts will be about insights from this gem.
Boom. This concept is a game changer, and I’ll tell you why.