Hello friends! Happy August! I used to think that August was the worst month of the year: it was always the hottest, it was the month right before school started, there were no national holidays... But then something magical happened on the very last day of this once dreadful month: the magical unicorn that is my daughter was born.
As we countdown the days 'til the little lady turns one, I am committed to filling this month with all kinds of magic, big and small. She has literally lit up my world (I was in a dark place before her arrival). I can't wait to do things like live out her birthday bucket list, or treat her to breakfast in bed on her birthday mornings.
Until then, I will honor her and this month by starting something I have been meaning to on this blog for a while. Those who know me, know I am a book worm - always have been, always will be. Please allow me to introduce, Hello Esperanza's Book Club! I will share with you what it is that I am reading for the month, then share my thoughts about it at the end of it.
So without further ado, this month's pick is Steven Pressfield's The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battle. One short review, and a couple of quotes later, I was sold. Here's one below.
"Are you paralyzed with fear? That's a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it." -Steven Pressfield
It has a bit of essence of Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, one of the driving forces behind my starting this blog. I will definitely share more, once I finish. However, I will say that I have noticed a common thread of fear, and overcoming it when it comes to creative energy.
Looking forward to our discussion in a few weeks!
Credits//Art: Christopher David Ryan