Inspiration – Has She Wandered Off Again?

by Kelly on December 21, 2009

 Daisy in Glass

Some people wait for inspiration or to be “in the mood” before they get up to have a pole dancing session.  If this is you (ahem, I know this from experience), there is a good chance you could sit on your rear forever waiting for the right moment to strike.

This brings me to the subject of Inspiration.  How do you find her when she has wandered off?  I suggest you don’t.  Plain and simple.  Get up. Move. Dance… even when you don’t feel like it.

Often you’ll find that Inspiration was there all along, hiding in the shadows over in the corner.  Your persistence and determination is usually enough to beckon her from her hiding place and urge her to come play with you. 

Other times, she’ll never show up at all.  Perhaps she really did run off to get a cup of coffee with her friends, Creativity and Enchantment.  Perhaps she disappeared to get a dose of inspiration herself.

Don’t wait for inspiration to show up.  Call her out to play.  Then be thankful that more often than not, she is responsive to your asking.

Thoughts?  “Inspirations”???  Please share in the comments section…

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Geoff Hoff December 21, 2009 at 1:17 am

I really like your blog, Kelly. The look and feel of it, the “I don’t take myself too seriously, but I do have something to say” about it. I think this blog challenge is bringing out the very best in you.

Shameless promotion, I wrote a whole blog on the myth of “Inspiration”: http://www.tipsonwriting.net/blog/2009/12/day-4-the-myth-of-inspiration/

Keep it up!
Geoff

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Kat December 21, 2009 at 1:28 am

Kelly,
I whole heartedly agree with Geoff….
You are really shining in this!
I have been following along, but haven’t always had the time to comment. I do tell my friends on twitter and FaceBook about you though. :)
When I was in here yesterday reading your posts, I thought of my friend DI whose has a book called “LucySmiles” and I wondered if you realize that you have a GREAT book happening here???
Kat~

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Sheila December 21, 2009 at 10:24 am

I absolutely love “Don’t wait for inspiration to show up. Call her out to play.” How true. I am adding this to my quote book.

Thank you
Sheila

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Kathy - Insightful Nana December 21, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Love your post today.

I used to design for the craft and gift industries… and when I would start a new project, my mind would get all muddled before it cleared and I would new inspiration.

I used to get frustrated by that “muddled period” but soon learn it was “my process” of getting to inspiration. After awhile… I just accepted my own personal process and the “muddle period” became shorter. Know thy self… and be true.

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