Friday, October 14, 2016

YOU are my inspiration

Inspired by the amazing individuals whom I have inspired and support me unconditionally. You give me and my content purpose and meaning. YOU INSPIRE ME TO STAY INSPIRED!



Have you ever been asked a question that you were completely unprepared to answer? It's weird how your mind reflects on what you should have said in the moment for days, weeks, months, or even years afterward. 

A friend of mine recently asked me "What inspires you?", and I was surprised to discover that I didn't have a ready, clear, and concise answer for him. Now that I've given the question more thought, I've found that it's not necessarily "what" inspires me but rather "who". 

When I'm not focused on a specific task, I find that my mind is in a constant stream of consciousness, flowing endlessly from one thought to the next until I'm suddenly reflecting on something stupid and embarrassing I did when I was in the 5th grade. LOL

The most minuscule thought that crosses my mind can inspire a single blog post, but once I forced myself to think beyond that fact, I realized that my main source of inspiration comes from wanting to inspire others on a grander scale. 

Last Summer, during a 1 on 1 check in with my boss, I was asked "What work are you doing that's most in line with your long term goals?At the time, I felt a rush of panic wash over me. I knew that persistence and discipline in your every day routine brings you closer to your goals. Because of that, I found myself worrying if anything that I had been doing routinely up until then was actually worthwhile. 

I've always known that I wanted to be a successful leader in a field that I was passionate about. It was also imperative for me to help guide and inspire others to do the same. Little did I know that with the time and focus I was already dedicating to blogging and vlogging each day, I was already well on my way to achieving that goal. 

I ASPIRE TO INSPIRE INDIVIDUALS TO EMBRACE THEIR UNIQUENESS AND ENRICH THEIR EXISTENCE.

Since starting my YouTube Channel and blog in May of 2011, I've been astounded at the influence I've made upon the lives of strangers. It's empowering to see how my outlets for creativity and self-expression have impacted my family, friends, and several individuals I've never even met before.

It's surreal to think that my content can influence individuals to dream, learn, and believe in themselves. I started vlogging and blogging in my early twenties, desperate to give my life more purpose and meaning. I'm honestly just sharing my thoughts and reactions to everyday life, but I'm so grateful to hear that my epiphanies can make such a positive impact. 

YOU INSPIRE ME. 

And for that I want to say thank you... I'm so grateful to even have an audience. Without you my thoughts would remain in my head. You make me feel happy and free to express myself without fear of being judged. I wholeheartedly embrace my unique story, because you make it feel worthy of being heard. You inspire me to keep improving, and in turn, I want to do the same for you. 

I promise to keep creating content and sharing my thoughts with you. If you ever need your spirits lifted, just remember that you are enough. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life that you're excited about. Don't let anyone make you forget that! 

XO,
Denise