Ignite and Inspire!

Have you ever wanted to try something, a new medium of art, a new genre of reading material, a new sport, pull off a different style of clothing or shoes, or even wanted to live in a different part of the city? Have you ever felt that pull, that desire to expand further then where you’re standing now, but didn’t take a step further cause it wasn’t ‘you’? You weren’t known for those things, those things weren’t you, they perhaps belonged to someone else?

I’ve been there. I didn’t want to do photography because I had more then enough friends who were wedding photographers, I was intimidated in the kitchen because I have a friend who I like to call Martha Stewart cause she’s an awesome cook, I’ve wanted to pull off fun and fashionable clothing but didn’t dare purchase anything further then classic basics as I wasn’t a fashionista.

I felt the pull, the desire to be bigger then myself. I’m sure I am not alone. I am tired of living inside of the box I created for myself. Tired of only expecting ordinary from myself and want to bust those walls down. We should be living a life that we’re excited to live and inspiring others in our pursuit!

Are you with me?! Are you wanting to break out of your own walls, to be bigger then you expected? To inspire others to live an exciting life?

I was wondering, would you like to do this journey together? I would sure like some partners in crime! Let me know what you’d like to do, what walls you’d like to break down, what new thing(s) you’d like to try. I’m going to write a little mini series on what things I’m doing to live a more exciting life, and some things you can try as well!

Leave a comment or send me an email and let’s go on this journey together!

  • AmandaMay 11, 2011 - 7:07 PM

    I always feel like other people “own” things and that I can do them myself because they are “hers”. Stop. Let’s be the best we can be and take on new and exciting things. I’m going to own my style, bake and cook things that I want to, and just grab whatever new and exciting opportunities are thrown my way. Let’s break down the walls and conquer our lives.ReplyCancel

  • GramaMay 13, 2011 - 11:28 PM

    I broke out along time ago. Got my act together and started painting and putting my talent to work and getting paid for it, lol. Took courses in floral decorating, wow, that was fun, if you have an eye for it go for it. Never stop trying different things. Hubby and I are now with RVICS, roving volunteers for Christs service with our RV, we go all over the states and Canada and do work at schools, camps, campuse, where ever the most need is. We volunteer our time and do what ever we can. Believe it or not I got commissioned to do two pieces of art.

    Never doubt yourself until you try it.
    Hugs GramaReplyCancel

  • BrittanyMay 16, 2011 - 7:51 PM

    I’m totally right along with you there Lesley…and I feel it’s something creative people have troubles with sometimes…it’s like you’re happy doing anything with your hands, but how do you put it all in play so that you can make a living of it, so that you can share and inspire others to do the same?

    For the past couple of years I’ve REALLY been into Photography, and I would love it to become something I can develop into my own…to have original ideas…to let other people look at my photos and see something of their self in them, to let people dream and to dream BIG.

    But then I think of the reality of it all…really there are SO many amazing photographers…could I be AMAZING? Could I make a LIVING off of something I really love so much? How would I BREAK INTO this? And is it really something that could be MY reality?

    I hate this world that puts doubts in our mind…making us feel like we’re something less that what God has created us to be. He has given us gifts, and talents, and passions for a reason. So why do we question ourselves so often? Why do we limit ourselves to only be “sub-par” of what we could be?

    I believe all these feelings are common struggles we all go through day to day. Maybe we just need to let God take these doubts from within us and let him bless us with the things our hearts desire. In HIS way 🙂

    xx -b.ReplyCancel