Lessons from Kiki's Delivery Service

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.

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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. 

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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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