~inspirations~

It’s interesting thinking about what inspires me. What gets the creative juices going, so to speak. And this post was inspired by one Amy Lee. She is a youtube content creator who I have come to love and so look forward to seeing her new content whenever it comes out.

I stumbled on her work last summer and was instantly hooked. Especially with the fact that her hair was (and at this time still is) blue. And it looks so pretty. Her content is amazing and makes me want to be a better version of myself.

She fun and spunky. Her dog is adorable too. She talks about the standard lifestyle topics like beauty, fashion. But she also talks a lot about mental health. Which I love and appreciate so much. She is not afraid to talk about the topics that people hate to acknowledge. And it so refreshing to see someone who uses their platform for something other than themselves.

Another content creator that inspires me is Aileen from Lavendaire. Another lifestyle content creator, who helps her viewers develop ways to make their lives better and in turn makes me want to better my life. It also helps that her color scheme is light with pastels and soft colors. I find it appealing and almost feel like I am being cuddled by her work. It surrounds me and its cozy.

And I don’t know why but I love watching her cleaning videos. They are so soothing.

Something else that I do get inspired by a lot is music. I listen to music almost 24/7. It’s just a part of who I am. It is a part of me and how I function at this point. I like to listen to certain types of music for certain times or moods. I like listening to the curated playlists Spotify creates for moods. They are my favorite. It’s one of the reasons I love Spotify so much.

Inspiration can come from anywhere or anything. A Tumblr post, a Pinterest quote, a Studio Ghibli movie (those are amazinggg). Literally anywhereeee. A poetry book, a fantastic meal.

It literally hits you out of nowhere. When you least expect it. Slaps you in the face silly. I usually get a little spark that starts in my chest then expands as I let it go free.

I did lose my inspiration for a long time. And it was hard. Really, really hard for me to deal with. I wanted to do things. Create things, but I couldn’t. And then I started writing again. Even if it was crap, I just kept writing. Threw a lot of shit out but then it wasn’t so bad after a while. I started to not write such a horrible slop. I finished the short stories I had to stop because I couldn’t even write a complete sentence.

I’ve learned that when inspiration strikes, it best to grab it and run with it. If I try to push it off or wait, it leaves and I feel lost again.

Anything can be inspirational. Anything. What’s yours?

~Chelsea

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