October 22, 2015 Michal 0Comment


When I heard the name of Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book I knew I had to have it. “Big Magic” what a great name. I didn’t know what it was about, but I knew I needed to read it. This feeling that you get in your stomach when you know that you have to do something and you cannot really say why- I had it!

I read three of her books and loved them. But with this one, the feeling was different. It was like “this is going to change something”. When I read “Eat, Pray, Love”, I read it after everyone else read it and there was a big buzz about it. I couldn’t stop reading it. The part in Italy where she describes the food- I wanted to be there so bad. It was like feeling the taste of the food in my mouth. Then came “Committed: A Love Story”, and “The Signature of All Things” they were different, and I enjoyed them in a different way.

Getting back to “Big Magic”, when I want something, I want it now. Yes, I have a problem with delaying gratification, what can I do. Especially when there is a feeling in my stomach. So instead of ordering the book and waiting for it to arrive, I ordered it in the Kindle version. Thank you for digital books.

What happened after I bought the book is that I couldn’t stop reading it. I felt that it was written for me. I read it in 3 days which is so fast, considering the fact that I have 3 kids and almost no time to sit down and read. 3 days. Wow. It has been so long since I read a book in 3 days.

Anyhow. The book is not a story. It is a guide. A guide to live a happier life. More fulfilling life. More creative life. How to take those little ideas that come to us and turn them to real things. How to add more flavor into our life. This is what the book is for me.

Before I started reading the book, an idea came to me. The idea was that I wanted to write a book.  A children’s book. So I wrote it. It was as they say “short and sweet”. I even found someone that will do the illustrations for the book. But when the time came to publish the book and tell the world about it, I froze. I uploaded to Amazon but told no one. Except my husband of course.

While I was reading “Big Magic” I understood that this is so wrong. Not letting my true self out. Not telling people what I did. There was an idea and it was created through me and now it should be presented. This is it. But I guess I needed to come to the last chapter of the book to really seal the deal.

You made it; you get to put it out there. Never apologize for it, never explain it away, never be ashamed of it (Big Magic/Elizabeth Gilbert)

 

The Best Playground in the WorldSo here I am putting it out there. I wrote a children’s book called: “The Best Playground in the World”. My husband and my kids are the inspiration for this little, cute book. This is my Big Magic. And what is more, is that I am working on another book for children and also trying to write a novel. Who would have thought even a year ago that I will write books? Or that I will have ideas for book?!

If you want to add more fun and creativity into your life- read Big Magic. I think you will find that little things are changing around you and in you.

If you read the book, I would love to hear your thoughts about it. What magic entered your life? And if you read my book – I would love to hear what you think about it.

I am not a very creative person, and when I do create and keep it quite. Elizabeth Gilbert’s "Big Magic" has changed things. I share my thoughts about the book and my new and sweet creation.

Until next time,

Don’t forget to smile  🙂

Michal | Life in Simple Words

 

 

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