Well, hello. Happy New Year (well, almost) to anyone and everyone that may wander by my blog. Thank you to The Nester for adding me to your Birds of a Feather list! Wow. You're awesome. I love visiting your adorable & fun blog.
This whole blog idea came about because of "inspiration". It's part of the name of my blog and part of my life. I am inspired by so many things: art, designers, friends, pictures, magazines, photographs, beautiful skies I see each day, the wonder of God's creation I take in as I ride my bike in the quietness, and people in my life.
Already as this new year begins I have had some unexpected things happen in my life. Too private to mention, but part of this new year that I begin. Can I give you a word of advice? Mabye a new year's resolution, if you didn't already have one?
Think about the choices you make in life. Even if you're headed in a certain direction, stop and take a look at where you're going. Make adjustments if needed. Each choice we make in life is so important.
As I look back on my life I have regrets. Decisions I made so young that are part of who I am now. Good and bad. We can't change the past, but we can make our future better.
If there's something you've always wanted to do, go do it! Life is short. Do you love to take pictures? Take your camera wherever you go. If you see something, stop and take a picture. Don't think, "I don't have time" or "I'll do that next time I see that". Stop and take the time.
I am beginning a training program in the next week to start running. Will I run a marathon someday? I would love to. It is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Right now I'll just learn how to run without passing out.
I have always wanted to kayak on a lake. I am going to ask for a kayak for my birthday. We'll see. I am going to start going out and enjoying my life. Taking in the beautiful world around me even if by myself and more than I ever have been.
I love to read, but rarely do (besides my Bible). The last 2 books I remember reading in the last year were "The Martha Rules" (10 essentials for achieving success as you start, build, or manage a business) and "More Than A Hobby" the story of David Green, owner and founder of Hobby Lobby. I am going to take the time to read now and then. Gosh, I don't know, maybe go to a coffee shop and sit outside and read. Why have I never done that before? It's so beautiful where I live. I should have been doing that already.
I'm so thankful for the people in my life. My friends, family, and even the strangers I greet in passing. I hope that in some way I can make a difference in someone else's life. Even if just by returning a smile. ...Inspiring them in some way as others have done for me.
Happy New Year and be inspiring to someone else!