ICYMI, MOTIVATION MONDAY is a short and sweet collection of five things that will help you to get motivated for the week ahead, with all its creative possibilities.
Could you use the same boost? I've got you covered.
Words to inspire: Listen to Sir Ian McKellen Read Kurt Vonnegut's Letter to High School Students: Make Art and "make Your Soul Grow. I dare you to watch this and not get pumped up.
A kick-ass series to watch: Have you seen Fleabag on Amazon Prime? If not, WHY NOT? This magical little series is absolutely brilliant, heartbreaking, and hilarious, and I want to be Phoebe Waller-Bridge when I grow up.
Something to read: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert follows Vivian, a young college dropout in 1940's New York City and her adventures in her Aunt Peg's theatre company. This book is simultaneously fun and funny and also packs a sucker punch to the soul as it takes on questions of what it means to be a free woman creating her own life, with all the responsibilities, consequences, and adventure that comes along with it. Says Gilbert about the book, “Never has it felt more important for me to tell stories of joy and abandon, passion and recklessness. Life is short and difficult, people. We must take our pleasures where we can find them. Let us not become so cautious that we forget to live.” YES!
Something to eat: Dairy free, refined sugar free mint chocolate chip ice cream, over here. Pairs perfectly with a summer evening spent on a porch with a good book.
A song to listen to: Marc Rebillet is a Brooklyn based DJ and musician who makes the weirdest (and addictive) tunes in his apartment using electronics to layer his voice and instruments and create one of a kind earworms. They are catchy and FUNNY! My fav is Another Idea, a tune dedicated to encouraging creative souls to get up and make something: "Just make something. Just get up, get in front of your shit, pump it out baby. No one gives a fuck about your creative integrity." I listened to this several times while lying on my kitchen floor and crying that I couldn't possibly finish editing my book, ha!