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Pearls of Wisdom: Liz Gilbert

Tuesday afternoon/evening, I took myself on a date.


I left work a little early, took myself to Tallahassee, did a little window shopping (and bought not a single thing… does this mean I’m growing up?), went to dinner, and then to a show.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of Elizabeth Gilbert, most especially her latest book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.   As it happens, Liz Gilbert came to Tallahassee as part of the (what used to be Seven Days of…) Opening Nights at FSU.  


She spoke at Ruby Diamond Auditorium Tuesday night, and I went all by my lonesome, and it was wonderful.  I’m so grateful to have taken an entire afternoon and night to be with myself.  It could be quite a while before I get that chance again, as le bebe is set to arrive the first week of May!

Liz Gilbert - Women Who Wait | oysters and pearls

In addition to being one grateful introvert for time spent alone and unhurried, I was so grateful to have been able to hear Liz Gilbert speak.  She speaks just as she writes, and she is inspiring, motivating, witty, entertaining, down to earth, and so, so funny.   I was furiously jotting down notes when I remembered to do so, and I came away with two favorite quips from Liz.  I couldn’t decide which one I liked best for this graphic, so I made both.

Liz Gilbert on Authenticity


And if you ever get the chance to see Liz in person, don’t miss it!

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Pearls of Wisdom: A Creative Life

A Creative Life

I told y’all Liz Gilbert was super quote-able in Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.  As someone doing my very best to live a creative life, I couldn’t resist creating a little graphic with this quote, either.


“A creative life is the most marvelous life there is.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

I don’t have a ton of deep thoughts to share on this one today.  This short little quote speaks volumes and speaks straight from my heart, too.  There’s is nothing like the feeling of creating something out of nothing, of creating something with your hands, whether that’s putting together a flower arrangement, knitting a sweater, sewing a pillow cover, cooking a simple, wholesome meal, weaving a basket… whatever it is that strikes your fancy, blows your skirt up, pulls your trigger, whatever fascinates you.  A creative life is truly marvelous.

Follow what fascinates you.  You’ll never regret it.

PSA: Elizabeth Gilbert her own self is coming to Ruby Diamond Auditorium as part of the Seven Days of Opening Nights on April 5th!!  Visit Opening Nights here for ticket info.  I’m taking myself on a little solo date to listen to her and probably (who are we kidding – definitely) be super dorky and frantically take notes and I’m so excited.  Maybe I’ll see ya there!

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