Happy New Year!!
I hope you all had an amazing holiday season filled with a ton of food, great laughs, and quality family/friends time.
Today’s post, as you saw from the title, is going to be all about what inspires me and any/all work that I do.
I thought this would be a good post to write about because I know me personally, am always interested in hearing what inspires others to keep themselves going, to put out their best work, etc. Especially since everyone is different and always has different ways of doing things.
I ALWAYS say, what works for me, may not work for you guys; BUT what if it did? You just never know, which is why I think it’s great to share these things because you could come out trying something new that ended up doing wonders for you.
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Everything I’m going to mention may seem a little all over the place, just because there are a variety of things that inspire me, my work and the ways that I do things, so I’m going to try and explain everything as best I can.
The general things that tend to push me to keep going:
The life that i want to be able to live
The things that I want to be able to have
Wanting to be able to travel the world
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What inspires my work:
I am constantly writing down ideas in my notebook or in the notes app on my phone for photoshoots, blog posts or YouTube video ideas now.
I can literally just be sitting anywhere and thinking about a million different things at once, and all of these ideas will just start rushing to mind. Something comes from something, so a lot of times if I have an idea about one particular project, it’ll also plant the seed for another idea in some way, shape or form.
For example, for the holiday season that just passed, I was thinking about some of the basic ideas that I could do posts, pictures or videos on (traditions, baking, favorite movies, etc.), but then I just expanded it from there. Doing your research on things like this tends to help too.
Another example would be when I was thinking about places to shoot in the city during the holidays, I looked up a bunch of the ‘basic’, touristy places, BUT in looking up those places I also ended up finding some hidden gems that I hadn’t really seen done before.
With one, comes several.
Sometimes I find inspiration from just walking around the city and observing the things and places around me that I end up walking by.
Pintrest can also be very helpful, so is the explore page on Instagram a lot of times. I’ll look up some things that I had in mind for an outfit, a color, etc. and thousands of other things come up that end up helping me build on my own idea.
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What inspires my life:
I know this probably sounds a little like huh? But as I mentioned in the beginning of this post, there are a few things that motivate/push me to keep going in general.
When I start to think about all of the things that I want to be able to have/own, travel to one day, etc. it really just ignites something in me. It makes me happy and excited to WANT to keep going.
And on the off days that it’s more of a struggle than others to keep going, I simply ask myself, how do I want and/or expect to have or accomplish these things one day if I don’t work my ass off now to have all that later?
It’s really just all about doing what makes you happy and finding your purpose to keep going.
At the end of the day, once I visualize something, somehow or another, I WILL get it done. I can tweak it or completely change it as much as I want to, but once I start to visualize the BIGGER PURPOSE *wink wink*, little by little everything starts to fall into place, get easier and most importantly, get done.
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I hope you guys enjoyed and found this post interesting. I also hope that maybe it somehow helped you tap into some of your own creative juices!
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-Xoxo, LeoGirl ❤