Today, I came to my writing session with nary a clue. Not having an idea is not an ideal situation when you have 30 minutes to complete a post.
I googled “Google”, typed “Inspiration” into the little box and got 12 pages of inspirational quote websites. That wasn’t very inspirational so I clicked on “images”. Maybe an inspirational photo could get my brain working. I got 12 pages of inspirational memes.
I guess this is the world we live in. Just slap an inspirational quote on that lack of initiative, that absence of ideas, that inertia situation you have going on, and voila, initiative, ideas, and action will soon be knocking down your door, inspiring great things.
I can’t remember the last time an inspirational quote did much for me but I do remember the framed posters everyone had in their offices in the 90s with a quote imprinted over a photo of someone rowing or climbing a mountain or crossing a finish line. Remember those? I bought someone one of those framed posters. It took up some prime wall space but I’m not sure how inspirational it turned out to be.
I was probably barking up the wrong internet word tree. I think there’s more inspiration to be found when I google almost any other word. That’s when the stuff comes up that you never knew you didn’t know. Know what I mean? And if you find something you never knew you didn’t know then you can read about it and then share it with the class.
But for today, I’m almost out of time, so I’ll say just this one last thing. Last night, while I walked the neighborhood, I listened to a New Yorker podcast interview with Tina Brown, the former editor for Vanity Fair, who has a new memoir out called, The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992. The interviewer questioned her lifestyle during that period which included going out every night, dressed to the nines, to this or that black tie function. She responded that her nature is to hole up under her duvet and watch Netflix but she knew that if she went out she’d get leads and stories for the magazine, so she did it.
So maybe I just need to buy a sparkly dress and go out more.
How about you? Where do you find inspiration?