Saturday, October 10, 2009

Words of Wisdom

My Life in Ruins

Saturday was movie marathon night in my house. One of the movies we watched was My Life in Ruins, a cute romantic comedy staring Nia Vardalos, the star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

One line stood out in the film. The Richard Dreyfus character says, "You're looking for obstacles rather than looking for the magic."

Like the heroine in the movie, I too have been guilty of the same pattern of thinking. Instead of enjoying the magic of writing and losing myself in my story, I often let fear or doubt get in my way. This situation may or may not apply to you. If not in your writing, what about another area of your life?

I believe there will be times when we will all analyze our careers, friendships, or romantic relationships and find the need to recognize that we may be focusing on the obstacles. Release those doubts or fears and look for the magic instead.

Until next week,

Happy Writing!

Tina LaVon

1 comment:

Amber Scott said...

I really enjoy your pieces, Tina. I tend to be an overthinker but completely believe in magic.