When I look back just 6 years ago, I remember having the LG Dare as my phone. The idea of touch screen and having that phone with “good” camera quality was enough to grab the attention of many who were fascinated. Now 6 years later, I can’t even remember when the beginning of all this social media and incredible technology suddenly took over the world. Even more fascinating is that something new pops up EVERYDAY and you just have to keep catching up.
Pinterest. Etsy. Instagram. Vine. Google+. LinkedIn. Ahhh, you name it – they’ve got it. There are even apps for everything, from shopping at Staples to scanning an item for the cheapest price nearby.
So I wondered, where do these things come from? The more I observe, the more I connect with this thought: All it takes is ONE idea. If you’ve got a great concept, get motivated and get moving because if you can invest with time and be passionate about what you believe in, you just may be the next Steve Jobs or J.K. Rowling (whom by the way, wrote the beginning of Harry Potter while she was on a train!) This article just may inspire you! “What Successful People Did in their Twenties.”
Christmas is around the corner, but buying a tree isn’t worth it for such a short time. While contemplating about a 1 foot tabletop tree vs. a wreath, I decided that neither were ideal in a tiny apartment. With a decision to buy 100 lights and no publicly visible area to display it, my husband and I decided to create a tree using the lights, a pack of tiny sticky hooks, and a garland. As a tree topper, a friend made a star snowflake out of yellow construction paper.
Let the Christmas inspirations begin!
If someone asked you, “What drives you in life?” what would your answer be?
Some of us have a clearly defined answer, ready to be shared with anyone who asks. Others of us have to think for a while and still might not have an answer. As I grew older, I realized more and more that my drive came from the talents, energy, and inspiration from the things I see and the people around me. When you think about it, every little thing in life derives from something else. I came across this great article recently on Serious Eats about the purpose of the new Museum of Food and Drink. Peter Kim, the executive director, said, “Behind everything we eat and drink, there are intertwining connections with culture, history, science, and economy.” So his purpose in this museum is to connect people with their food choices and the meaning / consequences of their choices. How often do we stop and think about the “behind-the-scenes” in the bites that we savor? Then I started thinking, how often do we use life around us to inspire us to do something greater than what we have already achieved?
And so launches Lilspirations, a blog where I hope to share the things that aspire me and inspire me in life. An incredible artist and friend of mine recently shared with me, “Be selfish in aspiration to be generous in inspiration.” It’s about time I share my countless thoughts and dreams with everyone.