I went and tumbled down a rabbit hole this afternoon. I was editing photos and decided that I’d listen to the commencement speech by Jim Carrey everyone online is currently raving about. I listened as I clicked through photos, changing light and colour and cropping. I heard him talk about life and living. I sniffled not entirely because of the cold I have. I switched back to the YouTube screen and went back over some parts again and again.
Then as my toes turned into ice with the closing in of the evening I wanted more.
So I clicked through and listened next to J.K. Rowling and Oprah Winfrey at Harvard. I listened and took in their words in the same way I had been drawing in hot lemon tea in the days prior. The spoke of imagination, of fear and of success and failure. These women who have created such impressive, vast lives spoke to me from the laptop speakers and I listened.
Life. Lessons. Shared experiences and experiences that I can only stretch my mind to imagine. And in a moment I was inspired. I forgot everything that I was doing and I sat to write this. I didn’t have anything in particular to say. I don’t even have an idea now that I am this far into it. But I wanted to remind you that inspiration happens. That there are people out there that you can access for free who can and will inspire you. Thank you interwebs.
I know what it is to feel uninspired and have nothing to say. It happens to me often. But when I am sitting here or there and I’m waiting for something to show up for me, often it does. I’m not lucky, not even that smart, I am open. Someone once called me easily enrollable. I am easily inspired and moved into action. Easily excited. Open.
So I encourage you to give it a try. Start with the videos below and go from there. Find the words out there in the world today that will have you sit up straight and find your voice. Your inspiration. Because the sun shines from the heart of people who are inspired or have inspiration. It really does, I won’t apologise for saying something so very obviously woo woo. So find your thing, your space and most of all, allow yourself a moment to be inspired.
Then go be inspiring.
Chief Blogger at Suger Coat It; An Australian lifestyle blog for women who work for themselves. Melissa is a social media consultant & lover of stripes. Most weekends you’ll find her at the beach or home on the veranda kicking back. Around here, they call her Suger. Feel free to do the same.