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.