Monday, April 11, 2016
I is for I - as I can't find an I - no really, I can't
My theme this year is the ABCEDARIA of Women who have inspired me.
I is for I - embarrassing but true. I could not find a female who inspired me who's last name started with I. Not one. Not poets, not writers, not leaders (sorry Queen Isabella did not inspire me), not scientists or anthropologists or inventors. Nada.
How do I inspire me? By getting up some mornings. By continuing to refuse to be anyone but myself. By sticking to the agreements I make even if they are with myself (especially actually) or on this blog. I inspire me by keeping my humour and therefore my sanity, and for creating safe fun places for others to grow and inspire. I'm inspired by the fact that I've never lost my rebel heart - the working of which provides me the energy to fight for the underdog and say my truth.
When I get down and can't find my inspiration I go to my friends who are willing to reflect back the ways I'm not a failure, as I will do for them when those times arise.
The photo is of me at a home gallery show of an artist friend of mine - she asked me to read my poetry which I did with delight!
How about you? Can you inspire yourself? How do you do it?