My inspiration board

I’ve been working on an inspiration board for myself for a couple of reasons:

  • I love collaging (if there were a job ‘Professional Collager’ I would make it my life mission to become the best ‘Professional Collager
  • Let’s face it: I’m pretty sure we’re all clear on one point – I need a dash of motivation in my life with a twist of inspiration on the side.
  • I have a TON of magazines and what on earth do you do with magazines after you’re done reading them other than collage?

I’m not quite done yet, but I think it’s coming along nicely…

Almost there...

Close up

I need to...SNAP OUT OF IT!

It’s a process. Just like re-inventing my whole attitude toward fitness. I’m getting there!

Have you ever made an inspiration board? What have you included on them? Do they help you?

Little tidbits for my 100th post

This is my 100th post. YAY! *Happy Dance*

On that note… There are days when I feel like I can literally do anything. Days when for some reason, I’m just feeling good. I feel like I really can write a book, I really can run another half marathon, I really can accomplish whatever the hell I want to. I always wonder on days like today, where does this random burst of inspiration come from? I guess today is a day I feel like sharing random tidbits with everyone…

My thoughts are jumbled. I have a few tips. I’m not an expert. I don’t know it all, I know a little, I want to know more. Take ’em or leave ’em people.

If you meet a guy/girl and you both like one another, don’t wait around – make the move if you want to. Call or text him/her, whatever. What do you have to lose? Just go for it.

If you want to break up with someone because you’re in a relationship that isn’t working, do it. Don’t stay in the relationship because you feel bad, or worse, guilty.You both will be happier for it, eventually.

Learn about yourself. What is going to make you happy? You can’t put yourself first all the time, but most of the time you have to. This is how you’re going to help everyone else in your life be happy as well.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Communication is key. In relationships, in friendships, within families. You have to talk about things. Unfortunately there aren’t enough mind readers or magicians in the world. People aren’t going to just know what you’re thinking, or know what you want. You have to speak up for yourself. Voice your opinion.

Take pride in your work, in what you do. If you’re a teacher, if you’re a bus driver, if you’re a surgeon, a hairdresser, a lawyer, a chef, etc. whatever you do – do it 110%. No one likes a slacker.

That being said, dress appropriately at work. No need to wear short skirts, this is not a bar on a Saturday night. Don’t wear tube tops, we’re not at the beach. If you’re wearing a top that’s semi-revealing, bring a cardigan. If you’re wearing a dress, a skirt or shorts make sure they are damn close to your knees (yes I said knees, not your cooch – cause let me tell you, I’ve seen short, and that just ain’t right.)

Be nice to people. Get the chip off your shoulder. No one needs your attitude for no reason. Also, don’t belittle people, that’s not nice.

When someone asks a favor of you, remember one day you’re gonna need a favor as well…

Find a hobby that you love. Spend time with your hobby. Make friends that share in your hobby. It’s fun!

Try new things. Try one new thing every month. I’ve never been rock climbing, I’m going to try it. I’ve never made an apple pie, I want to try that too. I’ve never been in a book club, I want to join one.

There is something you really, truly want to do. I know there is. I may not know exactly what it is, but I know it’s there. So, do it. Get ‘er done. Go after it. I want to write a book. It’s not the easiest thing to want to do, but one day (mark my words) it’s gonna happen. Getting it published may be another story…

Know that you’re at work for a reason; they want you there, you have something that’s valuable to your company. Think about that, remember that.

Stop letting people tell you what to do. Stop letting people walk all over you. You are not a door mat, instead you’re a very nice, capable, intelligent person. Learn to say no. You cannot do everything. Stop trying to.

Don’t be so hard on yourself. Everyone fails, everyone makes mistakes. What is the point on driving yourself crazy over this stuff? There is no point. Okay maybe for a few days, or I’ll even give you a few weeks (for big things) but no more than that. Have a pity party for yourself and move on! That’s the only way you’re gonna improve, the only way you’re gonna feel good about yourself again.

Explore your city. Take advantage of all the amazing things going on every day, every hour, every minute… Get out there!

Get a healthy amount of sleep. I am SO VERY bad at this.

I’ll end my little rant (or whatever this is) with a simple one:  When someone smiles at you, smile back.

Goodnight! :)