Watching: Reruns of Friends
Listening to: Lady Gaga
Making me smile: My little boy’s laugh
Finding time to be creative with a baby in the house can be a challenge! I’ve been learning to write my stories in the little snippets of time (usually when my little man is napping). But in amongst a busy lifestyle (mine involves feeding, changing and playing with a baby) it can be hard to find inspiration, even when I do find some time to write. I’m guessing it is the same for many people, whatever their creative endeavours might be.
Image: Karl Hackett
There are lots of ways to find inspiration – music, beautiful pictures, quotes (or as Michelle mentioned, singing!) One thing I like to do is collect inspirational quotes to fire my creativity.
Here are a couple of my favourites about courage:
"I think there are two keys to being creatively productive. One is not being daunted by one's fear of failure. The second is sheer perseverance." ~ Mary-Claire King
“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” ~ Leo F. Buscaglia
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ Andre Gide
Anyone want to share their favourite quotes that make them smile and fill them with inspiration? I could always do with some more!