Another 2013 Resolution: To make a conscious effort to stay inspired.
A confession: I have a growing obsession with magazines. My taste in reading materials used to be very limited and quite honestly, a bit judgmental. I used to only read the classics, not pop culture young adult novels; journals from the library, not glossy magazines. But lately, magazines of all sorts and topics are starting to grow on me–from photography to health, crafts, DIY, home decor, design and yes, sometimes even fashion.
The thing about a good magazine is that it can give just as great an escape as an escapist novel. Flipping through a few pages with detailed photography and I’m already taken to a world or field that I may not be familiar with! Skim through a photography magazine and it could inspire you to be a better photographer. When I see home and decor magazines, it makes me want to get out of bed and and clean the frustrating room. I’d look through Craft and DIY magazines, I feel like I could be the next Martha freaking Stewart!
This year, I resolve to actually push myself to always be inspired: by simple pleasures, the everyday adventures, little projects. I want to learn more about lifestyles and experiences that I used to dismiss as “just not my thing”. I want to be inspired by things and experiences that are out of my comfort zone and to take a second look at where I don’t normally see beauty or interest.
I want to take in the world and be inspired by it.