It’s not that life has been overly difficult, nor has it been lacking; it’s just been… well, normal. But I could use some inspiration in a few areas of my life: I’d like to be more creative at work, I’m preparing for some transitions… not to mention I had a blog post to write.
So about two weeks ago, I began actively looking for inspiration. I’m not sure I found it, but I did begin to notice things. Things I otherwise would have missed, like the flowers blooming at the side of our house. A sunset. A stranger’s hearty laugh in the grocery store.
My actions and attitudes changed, too, however slightly. I went for an extra evening walk. I spent a few quiet minutes with a friend before rushing off to my next task. I reflected on my day and named a few things I was grateful for before falling asleep at night.
I realized that maybe, in its own way, my lack of inspiration was a gift. Maybe I needed to remember to look. To notice. To appreciate.
Maybe I need to be uninspired more often!
Christin Tomy, Candidate, Jacksonville, FL