What really inspires you? This was a question I started asking myself in earnest as 2011 dawned.
2010 had been a year that had seen me ‘drifting’. The previous year we had nearly adopted a young boy. However we had to pull out of the adoption process, realising it wasn’t the right decision to take.
Taking stock in 2010
2010 was a time to take stock whilst closing this chapter on our lives. Rather than raising a child, which would have been a full-time, plate-spinning vocation, we had to re-adjust.
That re-adjustment took about a year.
A fresh start in 2011
In January 2011 I realised that I no longer wanted to ‘drift’ - it was time to re-engage with life fully. I didn’t want to return to a treadmill, that was when I asked myself the question, “What really inspires me?”
Over the past few months, rather than talking endlessly to friends and family in an attempt to discover the answer, I allowed the question to ‘sit’ with me.
What really inspires me
After months of ‘sitting’ with the question the answer began to emerge. I began to realise that the thing that really inspires me is people. I realised that when I get beneath the surface of someone I become incredibly moved and touched by their lives.
Wild and Precious
“Wild and Precious” is a project that’s been developed so that I (and my husband Stu) can meet ordinary people who have extraordinary stories to tell. I believe we all have inspiring stories within us.
I hope you are as inspired as I am by some of the stories you hear.