Going Out Of Your Element Is Inevitable And Necessary

Going Out Of Your Element Is Inevitable And Necessary

Many people are fearful of getting out of their element a lot of the time.

While it can be uncomfortable and painful to break from an established routine, it can shape you in ways avoiding change does not.

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Doing What You Love Is A Process

Kiki goes out on her own, and the only thing she really knows how to do is flying. At some point, she loses that ability and cannot think of what to do. Eventually, the magic of flying comes back to her at a crucial moment.

Everyone has a creative block at times. Sitting back and taking it easy for a time before getting back can help to overcome that. 

Nothing Big Has To Happen For It To Be Significant

Kiki's Delivery Service is an example of a story where there are not many moments of extreme action, but there is still a significant story being told - one of finding people who inspire or help during a personal crisis.

As with Kiki, we can only be so lucky to find people that provide roles and teach the lessons that Kiki has learned.

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Studio Ghibli movies

Japan is famous for its animated movies. Ghibli, meaning "desert wind" in Libyan, is one of a kind, and its beautiful painted visions set the stage for many more subsequent movies.

Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and have produced 21 movies to date. Those who have seen the films love them with all their heart.

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Lessons from Kiki's Delivery Service
Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli films may take place in fantastical worlds, but they possess many real-world lessons. They tackle deeply relatable themes that many millennial artist's face.
  • Trying to make it as a creative. She has to develop a work/life balance that doesn’t completely wear her out.
  • Creative burnout. “[Kiki’s] lost of flight communicates that when you wear yourself too thin and turn your passion into just a job, you’ll no longer be able to just create,”

  • Self-care. Kiki finds enjoyment in flying again by learning when to take a break from things.

Studio Ghibli Films

From the breathtaking magic of Spirited Away to the light-hearted nature of My Neighbor Totoro, Studio Ghibli is renowned for its beautiful, artistic films.

Each film carries its own message and the audience can easily relate to each of the characters in their own way. 

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