Fellow introvert M-R once asked me what I was going to do about the name of this blog when I turn 62. I named this blog “61 Musings” because I started it when I turned 61 years young. The good folks at WordPress would probably have something to say about a blog name that limited you, but I liked the sound of it and figured I’d worry about the next year when the next year rolled around.
Fast forward six months. Now I have this successful blog about introverts. My concern is not so much what happens when I turn 62 in six months, but how I’m going to continue to keep all of you entertained and engaged. How do you keep on being creative? What happens when the juices stop flowing, when writing ceases to be fun? I haven’t hit that point yet, but the shadow of the thought lurks in the back of my mind every time I struggle for a topic. Inspiration arrived suddenly via a “TED Talk of the day” email. Elizabeth Gilbert to the rescue!
If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Gilbert wrote the wildly successful book, “Eat, Pray, Love”. I have to be honest. I haven’t read the book, but I did enjoy the movie with Julia Roberts. I’m going to read the book now, just because she inspired me.
Please enjoy her TED Talk about finding your way back home again when you feel like you run out of your creative juice. She’s funny. She’s passionate. She talks about rediscovering “whatever in this world you love more than yourself”.
Have a fabulous, sunny, quiet weekend filled with love and inspiration. Hugs all around.
Hi. I’m Chris. I’m an introvert. Look for my ongoing series celebrating introvert talents (Sunday), the Introverts Blog Quietly (IBQ) weekly writing prompt (Wednesday), introvert cartoons (Thursday), plus anything else interesting that I find in the meantime. Come and share with like-minded introverts. I also contribute to the new food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.