Get Inspired

July 10, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I need to get inspired. The problem is, a word that rhymes with inspired is usually a better descriptor of me…tired!  I’m busy. I work a lot. I get home from work and cook dinner, eat dinner, make lunches, take a shower, and go to bed so my day can start over in less than 8 hours. I have so many ideas that shoot across my mind each day, but I don’t always have the time to bring life to them.

I’ve read that writers should write in the mornings. You should know, if you don’t already, that I’m NOT a morning person. I will convince myself in the mornings that there is no one else in the entire world awake, and therefore, I should not be awake either. Nevermind that hubs is already at work. I am very good at ignoring that fact. 🙂

So, write at night, you say. The thing is, I’m not really a night person either. I’m tired at night, and I want to sleep!

You may be assuming at this point that I fill my evenings with television, games, or reading, but if you are, you’d be wrong. I rarely watch t.v. I have one show that I’m keeping up with right now, and I have to record it just to see it every week. I’m not much of a gamer, and I do all of my reading during my 1 hour commute to and from work.

I’m really just. that. busy.

And tired.

So I’m reaching out to y’all (that’s southern for you guys) for inspiration.

What do you do to motivate yourself? What plans have you made or goals have you set to make sure you achieve your dreams? How do you get inspired?

You should know – just because it may be humorous to those of you who know me – I’m multitasking at the moment, and I may or may not be blogging in an apron. But it’s okay. I’m southern.


Word Rummage

January 26, 2011

Date:  January 26, 2011

Word:  Inspiration

Merriam-Webster Definition:
1a: a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation b the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions c: the act of influencing or suggesting opinions
2: the act of drawing in; specifically: the drawing of air into the lungs
3a: the quality or state of being inspired b: something that is inspired
4: an inspiring agent or influence

Inspiration is something close to an artist’s heart. If you love graphic design, music, dance, or writing, you know what it means to feel inspired. Many of you have hobbies or careers that call for inspiration to be successful. Inspiration can come by way of a photo, a conversation, a book or movie, or a memory. Many people feel inspired when they spend time alone and can reflect on past events. Others feel inspired when they are surrounded by movement and activity. Inspiration comes in many forms, and when released, it leads to some of the most beautiful art.

I am inspired by words, obviously, so I often find inspiration when talking with friends, reading a book or the news, and listening to song lyrics…preferably, not all simultaneously.

What is your inspiration?