what inspires you?


I'm in the process of making a decision that some would deem unwise, but that I deem fabulous! It involves a pretty significant life change and is SCARY. Really scary! And, it's starting to be that time where I have to actually start doing rather than just thinking about doing.

So, I'm sure you can imagine how thrilled I was when I opened my email this morning and was greeted by an article from The Change Blog titled, Getting Back on the Right Life Path.  Wow! This perfectly sums up what I've been thinking and feeling for the past year and my reasons behind wanting to make changes in my life. Is it a sign? I think that if I say it's a sign, it's a sign.

One of the changes I'd like to make is to be able to make a living doing something creative. Finding a way to be inspired by my career. But, all I know is sitting at a desk, and that's what I'm good at.

As I continued through my email this morning, I found this little ditty in my horoscope from Astrocenter.com: You have the habit of turning your back on your skills in drawing,
photography and writing, but they are inside you nonetheless. People
will be expecting more of you! All you have to do is get out a brush or
a pen and you'll be on your way!
Um, what the heck?!?!

THEN, I checked my elle magazine horoscope for the day (best horoscope ever!) and it had this to say: You're not reaching for an impossible dream...you already have the keys to a better future, minus needless stress and deadening worries. Wait, what? Really? You mean to tell me, Elle magazine, that it's possible to have a career that brings you joy? Good to know.

Somehow, I get the feeling that if I consulted a Magic 8 Ball right now, my answer would be "all signs point to yes." That makes me happy. And gives me confidence in the choices I'm about to make.

So, what inspires you in your life? Are there sources you look to for guidance when trying to make a decision? Are you ever surprised by your source of inspiration?

Photo credit: The Green Light by Ted Percival