Happy Creative Beginnings Month! I realize the month is almost over but there’s still time to think about and/or start a new creative endeavor. It’s the perfect time to take a cooking class, learn to paint or write that book you’ve been talking about forever. And you don’t even have to leave home to learn a new skill if you don’t want to. Just head online where you can learn practically anything you dream of.
I’m a pretty creative chick but sometimes I too need a little motivation. Over the years I have discovered great authors who never fail to get my juices flowing. If a motivational push is what you need, try two of my all-time favorite authors.
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés
If you haven’t read Women Who Run with the Wolves, please stop what you’re doing and buy a copy now. Yes, purchase a copy. Do not borrow one from the library. You need to own this book. Get a bunch of highlighters and some sharpened pencils while you’re at it. Dr. Estés is storyteller and this well-crafted book is filled with stories of the wild woman told through myths and fairy tales. We are all wild women at heart and this book will allow you to regain the wild woman hiding inside you.
I have been reading Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy’s work for years. I dare you to read any of her books and not feel like you can conquer the world. I’m not sure if it’s her wild woman spirit, or the vibrant colors and drawings in her books that motivate me, but whatever it is, I always feel energized and alive after reading her work.
Myra Faye Turner, Writer