Are you ready to live a vividly decorated life? I’m currently reading “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert, for the second time. This time though, I was completely struck by a passage in the book. It resonated so deeply, I felt like, “Wow this is my life.”
“I asked her once how she could allow her body to be marked up so casually with permanent ink, she said, “Oh, but you misunderstand! It’s not permanent. It’s just temporary.”
Confused, I asked, “you mean, all your tattoos are temporary?”
She smiled and said, “No, Liz. My tattoos are permanent; it’s just my body that’s temporary. So is yours. We’re only here on earth for a short while, so I decided a long time ago that I wanted to decorate myself as playfully as I can, while I still have time.”
I love this so much; I can’t even begin to tell you.
Are You Ready to Live a Vividly Decorated Life
Because, like Eileen, I also want to live the most vividly decorated temporary life that I can. Not just physically; but emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually.
I don’t want to be afraid of bright colors, new sounds, or big love. I want to make risky decisions, have strange experiences, go on weird endeavors. And even embrace sudden changes or failures.
Ask yourself, are you ready to live a vividly decorated life? Do you wonder what that could look like for you?
Does it mean leaving a job that doesn’t fill you up? Include traveling or moving? Would you start to add color to your wardrobe? Does it require eliminating particular people who are dragging you down?
Whatever that vividly decorated life looks like, wait no longer! I leaped, and I would love to be by your side as you do, too.