It's Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond
- Publish Date: 2016-04-19
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Julia Cameron;Emma Lively
âThe book you hold in your hands is the distillate of a quarter centuryâs teaching. It is my attempt to answer, âWhat next?â for students who are embarking on their âsecond act.ââ
Julia Cameron has inspired millions with her bestseller on creativity,Â The Artistâs Way. InÂ Itâs Never Too Late To Begin Again,Â she turns her eye to a segment of the population that, ironically, while they have more time to be creative, are often reluctant or intimidated by the creative process. Cameron shows readers that retirement can, in fact, be the most rich, fulfilling, and creative time of their lives.
When someone retires, the newfound freedom can be quite exciting, but also daunting. The life that someone had has changed, and the life to come is yet to be defined. In this book, Cameron shows readers how cultivating their creative selves can help them navigate this new terrain. She tells the inspiring stories of retirees who discovered new artistic pursuits and passions that more than filled their daysâthey nurtured their souls.Â Â
This twelve-week course aimed at definingâand creatingâthe life you want to have as you redefine and re-create yourself, this book includes simple tools that will guide and inspire you to make the most of this time in your life:
-Â Memoir writing offers an opportunity to reflect on and honor past experience. This book guides you through the daunting task of writing an entire memoir, breaking it down into manageable pieces.Â
-Â Morning Pagesâprivate, stream-of-consciousness writing done dailyâallow you to express wishes, fears, delights, resentments, and joys, which in turn, provide focus and clarity for the day at hand.
-Â Artist Dates encourage fun and spontaneity.
-Â Solo Walks quell anxiety and clear the mind.
This fun, gentle, step-by-step process will help you explore your creative dreams, wishes, and desires...and help you quickly find that itâs never too late to begin again.