Inspired: 5

So lately things have been pretty crazy. Not much creating happening on my end. I’ve felt pretty stagnant and confused about what to do next (major change,moving, shutting myself up in a cave so I don’t have to deal with life lol). I feel like this has been a really big time of just learning what I’ve been building up in my heart and learning how to knock down the walls. I’ve been listening and looking alot and getting inspired by other people, by things my mom says, by my friends, by God… Here are five things that have been inspired me the past few weeks.

1. My best friend Aleya sent me this amazing video about two weeks ago.  Here’s what she said about it.

“It makes me excited for this new season of life. A fresh start, always new reasons to give love, always finding joy in new places. He’s so good to us! I don’t understand how I let myself believe I’m bored in this life. He’s everywhere and He’s fascinating! Ahh life is just beautiful, isn’t it?”

I love her and totally agree with what she said! God is so so good and it’s crazy how much this video reminds me of my own life and my great group of friends. They are so beautiful every one of them and they are a gift to me!

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Sincerely Kinsey is such a beautiful blog and what inspires me most about her is that she uses her beauty and her amazing photography to reveal the extravagant goodness of our God! it’s so great to see how God is affecting and using people everywhere!

3. I don’t know how to put this one, but I can feel in the air a sense of change. Maybe it’s just Fall or me being a dumb romantic but I can feel that God is about to teach me something big about myself. He’s already started to show me but I can tell it’s going to take a lot of breaking to figure it all out. I can definitely tell it’s gonna hurt cause it already does. I’m going to have to reconstruct  the way I look at myself and other people and I’m going to have to be healed of a lot which is always hard. It’s going to be so good and it is really really necessary.

4. “Bloom where you’re planted” My mom has said this to me often. Those words are a lot easier for me to say than to do. I find myself asking “How?” or “Why here”. I’ve been pretty dissatisfied with my situation and I definitely haven’t been willing to bloom. But that’s so stupid. Plants don’t decide when to bloom and they bloom when they have what they need. God has given me all the tools I need to grow. I’m ready to stop being stagnant because my idea of the way things are supposed to be isn’t working out. We have one life to live people! Let’s bloom!

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Last one(that I can think of now)! Bleh this one is kind of hard, but so good. As we live we begin to hold on to more and more junk, weighing down our hearts and hurting the people around us. Much of this junk comes from being hurt ourselves and just turns into a cycle. I personally have been letting junk build up in me to where I am mistrusting people. I’ve been really defensive :p Gross right? It is. But I’m going to start trying to let go of all this. Be patient with me though cause I definitely can’t do it all at once. But day after day, I’m going to begin to rid myself of this heaviness. “Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1

Inspired: Taylor Swift

I never thought Taylor Swift would ever be in the title of one of my blog posts. I guess I’ve been rather snooty about her and never really gave her a chance. My friends (bro-sis) Matty and Vanessa invited me over to watch her Speak Now World Tour thing  and I decided to have an open mind about it. I’ve been trying to keep my eyes open for some new inspiration for this new string of blog posts titled Inspired. So Taylor Swift is serious business people. I love to write (and attempt to play) music but lately i’ve been having a writers/learning block. Watching her tour really got me excited again about focusing on my music and working harder at learning to play my instruments (Banjelina-a banjo, Franklin-a uke, and an acoustic and electric guitar that have yet to be named). I really need to maintain this motivation because writing music doesn’t always go the way you want it to. It just gets pretty discouraging sometimes, but there’s always going to be a break through. You just have to work through it. Something else that inspired me in this same light was this video my friend J.V. sent me. 

Hope you blog readers out there won’t get discouraged in whatever you’re trying to do. The greatest thing is having friends to push you to keep trying. I’m definitely blessed with a ton of inspirational and encouraging friends!