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  1. Meghan

    May 19th, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    For me, mine is writing. & I think that first quote of Elizabeth's about the fear and the need to write and create totally nails it on the head for me.

    I've been seeing this message throughout the online world the last few days, I think God is sending me a message, write even if you never sell a book, write because I have words for you that I want you to share.

    Thank you so much for always sharing your words, they always seem to find me exactly when I need them ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Kaitlyn Danielle

    May 19th, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Thatโ€™s so true. I think writing allows you to see things from a different perspective. Do it because you need to, love it! What a great motivational post.

    kaitlyn-danielle.blogspot.com

  3. Karly @ Miss in the Midwest

    May 19th, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I needed to read this today. THANK YOU. Like you, writing is very much my thing and I never plan to stop.

  4. Gina Salberg

    May 19th, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I LOVE this. It also reminds me of something I read in the book "The Gifts of Imperfection" By Brene Brown. She talks about how creating (in whatever way) is absolutely essential to our well being and how our culture stifles the desire. I couldn't agree more.

  5. Carrie

    May 19th, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I LOVED big magic. it almost felt therapeutic to me as i read it.

  6. Carly Blogs Here

    May 19th, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I've been going back and forth on wanting to read Big Magic, but you might have just convinced me to get it as my audiobook for next month!

  7. Emily at 'a little bit of Emily'

    May 19th, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Now I need to figure out my one thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Robin // An Ocean Dream

    May 19th, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    This is such a good reminder! Writing is my one thing too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Audrey Louise

    May 19th, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I love writing. I write when I'm upset and I have a problem and I have no way to fix it. Just being in control of the words and forcing my emotions and thoughts onto paper tends to help me gain control.

    I'd say writing is my no. 2, though. I don't know how to turn it into a verb, but animals is my thing. Maybe even dogs specifically. Similar to how an introvert recharges when alone, I recharge and feel total bliss when I'm surrounded by animals. Never overwhelmed- just so comfortable and in the zone! (All the more reason to open my shelter some day!)

  10. Ellen Bourne

    May 19th, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Yes! I feel exactly the same way about writing. I also think some fear of creation comes from the 'competitive' aspect. I studied writing at RMIT and though it taught me lots knowing what my writing looks like from a marketing perspective has stifled a lot of flow and creativity because it instilled that fear that coincides with the idea of what we produce needing to be marketable.

    Also, I knew someone had to have paraphrased the Kendrick Lamar lyric, 'I can never write my wrong less I write 'em down for real' in a way more suited to a Facebook post!

    XX

    Ellen

    http://www.ellenbourne.blogspot.com.au

  11. The Lady Okie

    May 19th, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I feel the same way about writing! It helps me process my thoughts.

  12. Emily

    May 19th, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Big Magic is on my wish list on audible. It will be the next book purchase!
    Photography is my thing. Writing is my second thing. I just love being creative. Baking and cooking are also things I love. Just creating of any kind. I love it!!

  13. Michelle

    May 19th, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Yes yes yes. Writing is free therapy for me.

  14. Fairy Princess Jord

    May 19th, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Such a beautiful sentiment, writing is my one thing as well. When I am overwhelmed with feeling I NEED to sit down and write, I crave it! When I let myself bleed my feelings and my thoughts I reread them for insight into my own mind. I understand myself (and the world around me) better through writing.

  15. Ashley Greenwell

    May 19th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    A big YES to this! Couldnโ€™t agree more lady!

  16. Leah McPherson

    May 19th, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I couldn't agree with this more! Writing is definitely one of my things – a creative outlet I needed so bad! Enjoy your thursday! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

  17. Daisy @ Simplicity Relished

    May 19th, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I recently read that "expression enhances impression." The more we process something, the stronger our sense of understanding. Love this post, friend!

  18. Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes

    May 19th, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I'm totally with you. Do what makes YOU happy, that's my motto!

  19. Ally Hustle and Whoa

    May 19th, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    I feel the same exact way! I've always said that writing is how I make sense of the world and my blog is definitely a reflection of that. I'm so happy I stumbled upon your blog. I'm looking forward to reading more!

    Ally
    Hustle & Whoa

  20. The Rachael Way

    May 20th, 2016 at 1:56 am

    I love this! If you like listening to podcasts, you should check out her Big Magic podcast… it's amazing!!

  21. Debie Grace

    May 20th, 2016 at 5:55 am

    This is very inspiring. And yes, me too, just like you, I write about anything. I write until I understand it. I write because I want to write and I feel happy when I do. I write just because I think it is already a part of me to write about anything.

  22. Kait

    May 20th, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Writing is mine too. I write when I'm sad, happy, angry, frustrated..whatever! It's my outlet and I try to own it. I loved this post ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Ellen Ross | Ask Away

    May 20th, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Oh yes this post is everything ๐Ÿ™‚ Writing is such a release.
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    http://www.askawayblog.com

  24. Rebecca O

    May 20th, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Yes! Mine is writing too. It's my primary catharsis. I finally got back into writing "creatively" and although it has nothing to do with my blog whatsoever, I've shared a couple blurbs on it lately and it was a horribly anxious feeling, knowing that I've never done that before. And I was sort of frustrated when nobody commented on those posts. But then I reminded myself of your point here – I write FOR ME. I do it because I need to, and because I want to do nothing more in that moment. Always have, always will. So it doesn't matter if nobody but me reads it. I will still keep on doing it!

  25. julie @ a hopeful hood

    May 20th, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I LOVE your writing! I'm so glad you are using your God-given talents to make this internet space (and my day) even better ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. The Lowcountry Mama

    May 21st, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Creativity is a major part of my life. I think that's why I blog- sharing things I'm passionate about and having a creative outlet. Love this post.

  27. M

    May 21st, 2016 at 6:11 am

    I'm glad you've found your one thing because I sure as hell haven't. Is it possible to have many things, or be indecisive about what your thing is, or does that mean you don't really have a thing?

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

  28. Emily Woodard

    May 21st, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Big Magic is such a good book! I love your perspective on this quote. I love your writing. Your passion, honesty, and voice always shine though. That's why your blog is one of my favorites to read ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Marisa M

    May 22nd, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I absolutely loved Big Magic. And I'm with you. I'm a writer who writes because she has to.

  30. Rachel ยฆยฆ A Nesting Nomad

    May 22nd, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    I definitely need to read Big Magic, I've heard so many good things about it. And Elizabeth Gilbert is an absolute legend! I haven't really found my creative one thing, because I'm not really a very creative person. However I've been really enjoying photography recently, so I'm just going to do that as much as I can. Thanks for the reminder ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Paula

    May 25th, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Love Big Magic! (I just published a post about it too!) It's so amazing! I really felt like finally someone gets me! My blog and my writing – that's how I create, and I couldn't imagine not doing these things!

  32. Spark Marz

    May 27th, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I love this post! We all have our thing, its funny when the world tries to put us in a box/ category. Life isnt always black and white.. and i'm all shades of the rainbow lol

  33. Ashlee @ Sparkles by Ashlee

    June 2nd, 2016 at 2:29 am

    I just want to say thank you for this. It's exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you.

  34. Crystal

    June 9th, 2016 at 1:49 am

    I love this! Writing is definitely my one thing, although I have to say that lately painting has been so invigorating too. I want to write about and paint all my experiences.

    Thank you for the reminder to create without fear. I always need to hear that and I always need to strive to write like I did when I was in high school, which was non-stop. ๐Ÿ™‚

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