A Little Inspiration…
I’ve been wanting to compile a list of the most frequent places I visit on the web. All these blogs and websites are ones I visit at least once a week, if not every day.
For creative inspiration, to feel good, to get direction, to understand writing, art or photography a little better, and to learn.
I will never stop learning. I thrive on learning new things every single day. Each of these websites teaches me something every time I visit.
If you’re a creative person – a writer, artist, photographer, or otherwise right-brained – I recommend you take a look at these sites.
They might change your life!
Some of them are well-known. Others are getting started. Either way, you’ll walk away feeling better about yourself.
Brain Pickings – this website has lots of inspirational posts on a variety of subjects. One of my favorite recent posts is about Bruce Lee and his rise from obscurity to being an American cultural icon.
Leonie Dawson – I just love this woman! She’s Australian and created a business for herself based on doing her art and signing people up for her Life + Biz Academy. I’m thinking about signing up, actually. I’m still thinking about it – it’s a commitment – but I keep thinking something like this could change my own life. (And no, I was not compensated to link to her site.)
Motivation to Move – I started listening to Scott’s podcasts a little over a month ago and I’ve been hooked. He can change your life in 9 minutes a day. He has lots of great podcasts on changing your outlook and motivating yourself to follow your dreams. (I wan’t compensated for this one, either – I just happen to like the message.)
Maria Brophy – I love her blog because she demonstrates, together with her husband Drew, that if you’re willing to put your mind to it, you can live the life you dream of. It takes perseverance and patience, but it can be done.
The Skool of Life – I recently found this website. The post that resonated with me? Well, all of them, actually. He’s a surfer, was unemployed, experienced immense personal growth, learned to live on a tight budget and then got an incredibly stellar dream job. Check him out. All of his posts. Pretty incredible.
Lifehack – I discovered this website through a job board, actually. I might become a staff writer for these guys (keep your fingers crossed for me). As soon as I saw this site, though, I was hooked. Who doesn’t want to read about the 20 Best Inspirational Speeches From the Movies? Or find out about more inspirational stories?
Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary – I discovered Sue’s blog a little while ago and I keep thinking that her site is one I’d really like to emulate. She’s got photography, art, symbolism and a deep appreciation for Mother Earth. She understands the cycles of life in the same way that a jeweler makes a perfect ring. Be prepared for bliss with a touch of soul-grounding advice.
Scribbles and Smiles – I have to include Melanie’s blog here. Every time I visit, I feel like I’m reading about myself. I don’t know what it is, but I love a kindred spirit when I see one. We live thousands of miles apart, but I can tell you that every time she posts something, I can’t wait to read. I get everything from inspiration to how she deals with life’s issues and I feel like my cup fills up when I visit.
Another Jennifer – I love this blog. Ever since I found it, I’ve had this nagging feeling (but in a good way!) that I need to give more of myself. In fact, I came up with a ginormous idea about philanthropy after reading her blog. I am working out the details and I don’t want to reveal anything, yet – I have to make sure it’s viable – but let’s just say that I think I need to start a non-profit. After reading about Jennifer’s efforts, I keep thinking that I need to make a difference more than just with my teaching, blogging or creativity. I need to make a dent in the human time continuum.
The Wakefield Doctrine – When I found this blog months ago, I can’t tell you how much I’ve come to just adore the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers. In case you couldn’t tell from this post I’m composing right now, I’m a clark. SUCH a clark. I understand people so much better and it helps me relate to the world on a whole new level.
Do You Have Inspirational Websites You Visit? Let me know in the comments.