How closely can inspiration be tied to emotional well-being? This can be one of the hardest parts about being a writer, the ability to separate one’s self from the moment. This is easier said than done, but one thing I like to keep in mind is that inspiration can be found anywhere. Sometimes we find a new writing idea in the strangest place. Some random act of kindness by a stranger, an abandoned barn on a hill, a distant mountain where adventure is surely taking place, these are the types of inspirations I look for in my everyday life. I could not possibly find the time to write about everything I want to, but the practice of living in the moment and always being aware of new ideas around you is a good one.
Lately I have been inspired by my international viewers. Many times I wonder about the amount of truth we see in our own news outlets and how much media control is really taking place. We don’t take the time to realize that as the world expands and gets “smaller” the bubble of protection that our governments places around us gets “larger.” And what is to stop nations that are united from placing an even larger “screen” on what the “civilized” population “needs to see?” Pretty soon Bloggers and the international community will be the only place to find real unfiltered news.
But back to the topic at hand, lately I have been inspired by the large number of international viewers I have received at my blog. I cannot begin to tell you how exciting it is to see all the different flags pop up on my dashboard, and I will admit that some of your countries I have never heard of before. Like Mexico, where is that? It is amazing and truly inspirational, especially when I see the love of writing from so many different cultures. My cynical nature imagines us all writing badly about each other in our own languages, and no one is ever the wiser. That makes me smile actually.