Let me start off by saying I am one of those people who constantly look for inspiration. I read and share the quotes, I scroll through Pinterest, I gravitate towards self-help books and I am a total sucker for an inspirational real life story.
I have been in a bit of a funk recently, I’ve had no desire to write or do anything other than what is absolutely necessary. The creative juice is nonexistent and I feel flat. The thing is, I know part of the reason for feeling flat is because I haven’t been doing much so that has been quite a cycle to navigate.
So I turned to podcasts which I have never been able to get into – I found it slightly difficult to focus when I was only listening and not reading or watching but I am slowly getting over that and starting to absorb what I am listening to.
I started off with the Life Things podcast which had me completely hooked and so inspired by our local ladies who are thriving in their industries. One of the things that stood out most to me was that there was a general underlying theme – to never stop learning and to diversify your knowledge and skill set. This had me up till late at night thinking of all the things I want to learn, how I can learn them and what I should be doing right now.
I have since moved onto podcasts with similar themes and I am honestly so inspired that I actually don’t quite know what to do with myself. It’s a weird space to be in. I am so hyped that I am too hyped to actually do anything other than sit in this space of inspiration. Has this ever happened to you? I am definitely not complaining, I just feel like I should be making the most of it but I don’t even know where to begin.
I also have this thought in the back of my mind – does listening to stories about young women doing incredible and big things actually make me feel like I am not doing big or incredible enough things with my life? To be honest, I don’t know because I don’t feel negative feelings towards myself, I just feel motivated to do something, but is this because I feel like I haven’t done enough? I don’t know.
I don’t think there is much of a point to this post other than to just get that flow going and to maybe have a discussion about inspiration and how much is too much? Is there such a thing as too much?
Hopefully the next post will be soon and I may have figured out what to do with all this inspiration.