Last week, I announced some pretty big news: I was chosen to be a part of Elizabeth Gilbert’s podcast called Magic Lessons!
You guys, I’ve been waiting to share some big news with you. But let me give you some background info first. Elizabeth Gilbert has written a new book called Big Magic. It’s all about creative living: how important it is to honor our creativity, getting over fear, and letting inspiration in. Awhile back she shared on Facebook that she would be doing a podcast called Magic Lessons, and she asked people to share their creative struggles and would pick a few to interview for her podcast. I applied and hoped that I would be picked. And guess what? I was picked! I am so honored and lucky to have had the chance to talk with my idol (and for those who know me, know that I am a HUGE fan). I truly believe that this was Big Magic working here. Thank you a million times, @elizabeth_gilbert_writer! I am forever grateful. Click play to hear a snippet of the first part of our conversation. #MagicLessons #podcast #soundcloud #iTunes #stitcher #creativity #motherhood #BigMagic
Magic Lessons is an extension of her new book that is coming out on September 22 called Big Magic*, which is all about how to live a creative life without fear.
Early one Sunday morning, I saw a Facebook update that said she was looking for people who would share their creative struggles for her podcast. I wrote about how I have wanted to start writing a book, but had some serious mental blocks about starting.
I clicked the send button and desperately asked the Universe to help me with this.
A few weeks later, my question was answered: out of thousands of applicants, I was chosen. Me! Elizabeth Gilbert would be calling to interview me about why I wasn’t writing this book already.
As you may know from previous blog posts, I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Gilbert. Huge. Eat Pray Love showed me how it is possible to follow your instincts into the unknown for sake of happiness.
Back in 2013, I talked about her quote choosing your thoughts the same way you choose your clothes helped me get through the holidays.
I talked about how hearing her speak at Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend was life-changing, especially since it was right around my birthday.
And at the beginning of this year, I was feeling drained and creatively lost. Inspired by her Facebook post talking about her New Year's Day tradition, I made a feeling board collage from magazine clippings.
The opportunity to talk with Elizabeth, in and of itself, was thrilling. I mean a chance to talk with someone who has continually inspired me – it still takes my breath away.
But, as it turns out, the interview was just the beginning. After completing (and continuing to work on) the homework assignments she gave me (one being start the damn book), I feel different.
Everything is still the same – I still run the kids where they need to go, make dinner, and do the laundry.
But everything is different at the same time. Writing about this idea that has been aching to get out has lit a spark that I haven’t felt in awhile. I feel inspired, like the world looks more colorful.
You can download the podcast episodes from Soundcloud (http://bit.ly/MagicLessons), iTunes (http://apple.co/1SmUTlW) or on Stitcher (http://bit.ly/1Jhuukx)
I can’t wait to hear the next installment with another one of my favorite writers!
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*I was given a promotional copy of the book and the chance to speak with Elizabeth Gilbert. All opinions are my own . . . and consistent before I ever had this incredible opportunity.
Since I am committing more time to writing my book, my blog might not be as active.