Hello Gold Star Revolution Squad members, and welcome to Gold Star Friday! It's time to announce our Star of the Week!
Future Stars of the Week will be chosen from reader nominations! But since we are at the beginning of this project, I will be the one nominating our Friday Star of the Week until the time when nominations from readers start to roll in.
Please send me your nominations, and please see the end of this post for more details on how to do that! All recipients of the Star of the Week award who live in the US can choose to receive a free gift from my Gold Star Award Winner collection** on Zazzle!
For our first Star of the Week for 2021, I wanted to pick someone I truly admire. I had a burning desire to start the year off on a strong note. So I was pleased as punch when I finally settled on this week's star: author Elizabeth Gilbert!
I have a massive girl crush on Liz!!! She is just so adorable! For starters, I love that she always has a twinkle in her eye like she is up to something!
Liz has such a warm, welcoming spirit that includes everyone she meets, even people who disagree with her on various topics. Whenever she posts a video on social media, I feel like she is speaking directly to me, even though I realize that's totally not true. She makes people feel seen and appreciated, which is the thing that I love most about her!
I have read almost every book that Liz has written, some more than once. In fact, I am currently rereading Big Magic with my friend Lori as part of our two-person book club.
I am also quite sure that I have read Eat, Pray, Love more times than I have read any other book ever. Hands down, no contest! It's one of my favorite books of all time.
One time I heard Liz say that she starts almost every day off with dancing. Seriously?! What a fabulous way to start the day!!! I love to dance, or at least I used to. I basically don't do it anymore. But that needs to change! I think it's high time that I take up dancing again!
I heard Liz speak here in Raleigh back in 2019 (see below), and my favorite part of her talk was when she shared her mother's motto, Done Is Better Than Good. Liz said that she credits her mother with teaching her the lesson that it's better to have something completed than to have it perfect (whatever that even means!).
As a recovering perfectionist, it helped me to know that there are people out there who just want to make as many things as they possibly can, with each one being good enough. I find that motto to be especially helpful with this blog, as I often struggle with not being able to say exactly what I want to say in the exact way I want to say it.
It's comforting to know that Liz would say "That post is DONE! Move on! Next!"
This isn't to say that I'll just post any ol' garbage, but at some point, you have to realize that you can only do so much. Thanks, Liz, for passing your mother's wisdom on to me!
Now for this week's photo of our Star! I was so thrilled to meet Liz when she spoke here in NC in October 2019. I remember that I almost did not go because it was so dang hot! Even though it was October, the high temperature for the day was 100 degrees! I am so glad that I went!
Congratulations Liz on being our Star of the Week! ⭐
Would you like to nominate yourself or someone you care about to be our next Star of the Week? To read the rules about the nomination process and get more information about the free gift that U.S. winners will receive, please click here. Then submit the Nomination Form!
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