Dawn DeVries Sokol


Inspiration: Where are you?

When your main goal of your blog is to inspire, it’s really difficult to do just that when you can’t get inspired yourself. I have days that just find me in a funk, a fog, of sorts. To the point where I just want to veg out in front of the TV. I usually have these days when I find myself lacking urgent deadlines. I think deadlines are a great motivator for me. It stems back to my newspaper days. Deadlines DO stress me out, but they also inspire and push me to get something done.

We’re not all wired the same, though. What motivates you to be inspired, to create? If you’re having trouble journaling or creating today, think about this question and try to answer it.

I know that THE goal of my blog shouldn’t be to inspire. It’s a TALL order. But I get satisfaction out of inspiring you. Isn’t that what we visit other blogs for? Of course, it can be a stumbling block for me, so I may have to rethink the purpose of this blog. So what AM I saying here? That maybe I should take another look at what I do here. I took a blog break recently to retool, to replenish myself. The break was good. But I think I’m still placing too much importance on what I do here. I’m over-analyzing and over-thinking.

Sometimes I feel like I’m not journaling enough to show on this blog, and I think that stumps me creatively. The blog can be a motivator, but it can also be a block. It becomes a job, and I don’t want this blog to be a job. I want it to be fun!

Yeah, I’m babbling. But I need to rethink how I look at all of this internet influence. STILL.

Art, LifeDawn Sokol4 Comments