How do you find inspiration? I have found myself being uninspired and unenthusiastic lately. The problem with this is not only as a Creative and Storyteller it is complicated when I am not inspired to create but it is also really annoying because the things that once brought me peace and joy are now stressing me out.
I read a blog post about romanticizing one's life. In the blog post the writer was stating how one should feel about being with themselves. How a persons life should not be a timeline of things to cross off our list, but an open invitation to imagine life in various ways. This reminded me of a podcast episode of "Diggin in w/ Niamey" I posted at the beginning of summer where I stated that I want to have that "childlike summer".
That feeling when school is out for summer and you are eager to swim in the pool, stay up late, sleep in, and of course attend some sleepovers. Now realistically I work during the week so I am too tired most days to stay up past 11, however, the feeling of that excitement is what I want to feel. Now that summer is coming to an end, I was reminded of my desire of this, I realized that I want to feel like this everyday. I want to feel like a kid again.
One who gets excited about the little things, a kid who is not yet aware of the disappointment that life can sometimes bring. I don't want to live in a fantasy, but I want to invite certain things into my life that gives me room to imagine a different life for myself. I want to be open to move to New York if I feel called, or the possibility of living in a van for months of a time, open to the option of traveling throughout the USofA. I just want to imagine more for my life then ever before, and while I seek that, I hope it inspires others to do the same.