Everyone has their own muses and sources of inspiration. Everyone has a different story to tell and different dreams to strive towards, so listing the things that inspire me might not have much effect on people - but they also might. These things might help others take another look at the things that are surrounding them, and realise how much inspiration is already there.
If nothing else, this post might help a future me who has lost her way and forgot what used to drive her to spend every day creating something new. Hopefully that never happens, but at least I'll have this post to come back to if it does!
THE BLOGGING COMMUNITY
My biggest idols and inspirations in life are fellow bloggers, particularly Studio DIY and Aww Sam. I honestly can't talk about these ladies enough, I really do admire everything they do! I've been following their blogs and Instagram Stories for so long now it feels like I know them in real life. Even Daniel knows them - and their partners - by their first names now!
Fangirl-ing aside, these two incredibly ladies have taught me so much about life and blogging. They've taught me that you can make a name for yourself just by being yourself, and that you can never have too much colour! They both make a living creating things and bringing happiness into other people's lives, and it's so encouraging to see their dreams come true thanks to all their hard work.
In fact, they really made me fall in love with actually putting in the work and striving towards your goals, because nobody owes you anything in life, so if you want something, you've got to go after it!
Without giving you an entire sob story, I have had a less-than-perfect life, to say the least. Throughout high school I was so caught up in a horrible home life and an abusive relationship that I wasted all my potential to grow and achieve great things throughout those years.
It honestly breaks my heart to think of all the opportunities and personal growth that I missed out on over that time, but it also motivates me not to waste any more time. I am still super young in the grand scheme of things, and there's no reason why I can't start all the things I always wanted to now. After all, 2018 the year I flourish into the person I have always wanted to be!
Daniel is the best thing to ever happen to me. He is my best friend in the whole world, and nobody thinks higher of me than he does. He is always encouraging me to go that little bit further. When I share a small idea with him, he instantly has an idea on how to make it even bigger and better. He takes me out of my comfort zone and prevents me from always doing things the easy way, and I really need that.
If I didn't have him, I wouldn't have grown at all over the last four and a half years. I wouldn't have had the courage to move out and cut ties with a toxic family member, I wouldn't have bothered to go back to school, I wouldn't have even started this blog! He is my backbone and the most amazing person ever. I'm never letting him go!
There you have it, the three things that inspire and motivate me most in life. I honestly don't know where I would be - or who I would be - without these things, especially Daniel. Actually, if it wasn't for Daniel, I would still be who I was in the past, not living up to my full potential and letting time pass me by, but no more!
I've already grown so much since meeting Daniel, and I know I'm only going to continue to grow as time goes on. Remember: you can't control what happens to you in life, but you can control how you react to it! Don't let this life slip through your fingers ✨
Until next time,