Feeling inspired this morning. I saw Elizabeth Gilbert speak to 2,500 people last night in Seattle about creative living, which she defines really broadly, as “living a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear”. Yup, I am definitely on board for that.
I loved that she was full of inspiration and also entirely pragmatic about creating this life. One of the (many) things I found whirling around my mind this morning was the idea that sometimes you have to let go of the good for the great. As in, let go of the things it would be good to do in day in order to make time for the things it would be great to do. How many days have I worked diligently through the list of housecleaning, errands, etc – things that seem like basic requirements of being a good person – only to run out of hours in the day before I got to the really juicy stuff.
Which is probably top of mind this morning because it’s an especially un-scheduled Wednesday for me. Wednesdays are my favorite day of the week, the day that, more than any other, I do exactly what I deem is important to me. Which is pretty much my definition of the ideal life. Not that it will be all fun and relaxing, but it will be satisfying and not based on the whims of someone else’s priorities. I dream of creating a life where most of my days can unfold that way but in the meantime, I treasure my Wednesdays.
Which is why I popped in here, frankly. I don’t have anything in particular to say, but on a day of my own design, sending a few words into the world makes the list.