I was inspired to write this “take a break” after reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s (author of Eat, Pray, Love) article “What toDo If You Can’t Find Your Passion.” She was in a slump and a friend suggested that she give up trying to follow her passion and follow her curiosity instead.
What a great idea. Gilbert found an outlet in gardening. What have you been curious about that you’ve never tried? Since I have a friend that we’re having a surprise birthday party, and he’s very much a Tiki devotee, I think I’ll spend some time today learning about Tiki and how to incorporate this into his party.
So get started by remembering the last time you said, “Hmmm, that’s interesting.” Check out What Makes you curious? and learn what makes Elie Wiesel, and 125 other interesting people, curious.
In case you missed it, last night PBS aired “In Performance at the White House” where Carole King was awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize. You can watch the concert, featuring Carole and lots of other performers (James Taylor, Gloria Estefan, Trisha Yearwood, Billy Joel etc.). So if you are curious about the breath of Carole’s work, and be inspired, watch the concert on-line.