What Inspires You?


 Whenever I start to feel uninspired, confused, frustrated, or stuck in a rut, I know it’s time for me to go back to the drawing board. I know it’s time to have another heart-to-heart talk with my best friend, visit Granny for some comfort (hugs and food), and search for motivation in the world (nature and beauty) around me. Sometimes, I look up motivational quotes and try to draw inspiration from them (I’m a sucker for inspirational quotes, and I collect them). Inevitably, I always end up right back at Barnes and Noble: a place that combines my love of reading and writing with the inspiration I draw from all the writers (their books on the shelves) who dreamt a writer’s dream before I did. Because of them I know that my dream of becoming a successful professional writer can come true with hard work, determination, and persistence. Because of them I know that writers can create their own (different) worlds to escape to when they need to escape temporarily from their lives (reality). The bookstore is one of many places I as a writer can go to escape reality when I don’t feel like writing my way out of a funk or talking about my problems. Besides seeking solace in Granny’s arms, I also frequently find comfort in libraries. Sometimes, certain things and places can inspire and motivate me while other times other things and places encourage me. I never know what I will be moved by to tears or to write. All I know is that when inspiration strikes, I feel reenergized, reinvigorated, renewed. I feel like I can press on another day. I feel like keeping on keeping on. It’s reassuring to know that whenever life’s struggles, trials, and difficulties threaten to knock the life and spirit out of me, I have words and places to revive the fire in me again.


What inspires you? Books, nature, and motivational


quotes do it for me every time!


Happy May!  😊


5 thoughts on “What Inspires You?

  1. Different people in my life inspires me. Their actions, accomplishments, words… I take a bit of good traits that I like from them which inspires me to be a better me.
    Hobby wise- I like using pinterest for inspiration lol

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