Inspired by this article from Sarah Tolzmann and this one by Breanna Rose, I got to thinking.  Sure, creatives find inspiration in other creatives, but why would you want to be anything other than yourself and express your visions to the world the way that YOU see it?  It is pretty much a guarantee that no two people see things the exact same way.  An apple may be an apple but it may derive different memories or emotions from two different people.  So two things.  One, be who you are.  Be your odd, wonderful, crazy, unusual, beautiful, dark, smart, funny self.  Two, never want or try to be someone else. You were placed on this planet for a reason, and that reason is to be you.  Embrace being you with all your gifts, flaws, idiosyncrasies, vulnerabilities, love, light and give it to the world.  Really put it out there. 

A wonderful, honest newsletter popped into my inbox this past Friday.  If you don't follow Danielle Brennan, I suggest you should.  With all her wonderful insights of love, living and finding your own path, she is also very honest.  She doesn't pretend that life is easy all the time, and I love that about her.    Honored to call her one of my dearest, most inspirational friends, find her newsletter here, and if you want to add another enlightening blog to your daily reads, this is the one.

Have a wonderful week.

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Danielle Brennan said...

Thank you Jamy! I am so touched you shared this and I am SO honored to call you a dear friend. Blessed we are to have crossed paths. I love you sweetness!

Jamy of Fourth Street said...

So blessed. I am not only thankful that we crossed paths that one summer in '08, I am very lucky we stayed dear friends. I love you, and all your inspirational work. xo.