Thursday Thoughts on Inspiration: What inspires you?

tumblr_ldl5hkRTrT1qen6ruo1_500~Sometimes inspiration lies deep within us and other times it’s right in front of our faces and we don’t even know it. I believe there can be many forms of inspiration, even through failure and heartache.

Perhaps that is when the greatest inspiration turns to action!

What inspires you?

In my own experience I find that I am inspired when I learn something new or practice something I am truly passionate about… like writing for example.

I didn’t write for many years and I keep asking myself why to this day. I absolutely love writing, reading and learning new things but I really didn’t focus those desires and passions on actually writing anything because I didn’t think my writing would ever go anywhere. Then one day my beautiful friend Kylen asked me if I would like to take a class with her at the University of Victoria:
Introduction to Screenwriting

Now, I never had any intentions of writing a screenplay at all nor did I really learn a whole lot about writing, but because I was surrounded by others who were so passionate about writing I ended up getting a hard slap in the face by some serious inspiration!

The class itself was about structuring a screenplay and the differences in that style of writing compared to novel-writing. It was so fun learning something completely new and I loved being around other writers. After the course ended I began to work on my novel. Within a few months I had written almost 20,000 words and I even started a blog 🙂 I also began reading more books and before I knew it, I had read 3 incredibly thick fantasy/sci-fi novels and had a handful of blog posts to boot… which people actually liked!

This is why I enjoy blogging… because I am constantly learning, filling my brain with a ton of great knowledge and reading other blogs that are amazingly awesome!

So what is it that inspires you?

Is it the sun rising in the sky on a gorgeous summers day?woman-413972_1280

Is it listening to motivational speakers or attending seminars?

Is it a simple 6 week course you want to take just for the hell of it?

Or do you just get inspiration from the depths of your gut?

I would love to hear what inspires you! You never know, maybe by sharing inspirational quotes or connecting with other bloggers… you may find that inspiration you’re looking for.

Happy writing xo

The Joys of Writing xo

meI started my blog last fall and until now I didn’t really know how to build a following. I still don’t even know half of the functions on WordPress. I just began writing some stuff that interested me in hopes that my message of love and inspiration would reach some fellow writers and maybe I might get a few likes here and there. Now, after almost a year I’ve realised one very important thing:

It doesn’t matter how many likes or followers I get… what matters is my love of writing ❤

I have noticed that most of my face book friends don’t usually read my blog. YOU read my blog and that’s what makes connecting with bloggers so much fun! You may not know who I am on a personal basis, but you read my words and get a small glimpse into my writing journey. You know me for my most important quality: my hopes and dreams for the future. I am a dreamer.

I am on a journey that was meant to be ever since I was a little kid and you get to follow me through the joys and wonders of my writing.

I’ve been constantly posting links to my blog through my face book page and inviting people to join. I have personally asked friends and family members to follow and see what I’ve been up to. But, all of my followers on my blog are complete strangers. I don’t know anyone personally and I may never even know what you look like… and that doesn’t matter.

YOU MATTER! 🙂

“If you build it, they will come.”- Field of Dreams

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The most crucial thing about this whole experience is to enjoy what I am doing. After years of not writing anything… I am finally writing again AND LOVING IT!! Having a blog is so wonderful and I’m very much loving every minute of it. Reading what others have to say and following their journey as well as sharing my own… it’s fascinating.

Writing is a part of me! And I thank all of you for following 🙂

The right people will follow and encourage me if I just stick with this feeling of love. My love for writing ❤ It is an honor to share my thoughts and feelings with those on a similar path and that is all that matters in the end.

And so I leave you with some inspirational quotes from the great Robin Williams xo may he R.I.P.

From Dead Poets Society:

John Keating: “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”

“Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Don’t be resigned to that. Break out!’

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“Carpe diem, seize the day. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.”

Happy Friday xo May your weekend be full of love and joy!

The tiny writer xo