I’ve been reading some inspirational books recently, and decided to make a few desktop backgrounds with positive messages to keep me motivated. I’m at a turning point in my life and sometimes it’s easy to get discouraged by obstacles or realizing how much work is ahead before I get to where I want to be. I can easily slip into a negative mindset where I think of what my life could have been if things had been different, and that kind of thinking is sooo counter productive. I sometimes need a reminder that says, “hey! stop that!”
This post is dedicated to my friend Christina in Berlin! We’ve been having a lot of long talks about our common need to stay creative, despite whatever setbacks we may have. It’s a good time to surround ourselves with a team of cheerleaders and just plow forward with our passions. So, thanks, lady, and keep at it!
All images made with photoshop and pictures I have taken.
Above quote taken from the book “What color is your parachute?”
Not sure who the original author of this last quote is, but I recently read it in “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Feel free to use these as your own desktop backgrounds if they are helpful to you! If you repost them, please link back to my site. Thanks and Happy Friday! xo.
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Love these! So helpful! 🙂
Hope they added some inspiration to your day!
What did you think of Big Magic? Worth reading?
Hey! yeah I’d say it is, I’m about halfway through and it’s pretty inspiring. She manages to come across as relatable, despite her success. She does go on a bit about how she believes in actual magic, and how ideas are living things, but it’s well written enough that it doesn’t bother me. It’s more useful if you’re someone who can benefit from a creative “push” rather than someone faced with writer’s block. I’m the slowest reader, but you can borrow mine when I’m done!