The word inspiration is so easily thrown out sometimes I feel like it can lose its meaning. I think maybe these days I’ve in a rut or just stumped, and I wonder if I should take it more easy and not stress and overanalyze on things, or if I should push myself more to chase inspiration and find it. It can often feel like most of the people around me have their life figured out, even though I know it may not be the case.
Things I’ve been doing to try to get inspired:
-Listening to music on Spotify A LOT and listening to modern classical pieces, as well as asking friends to send their favorite music to me
-Reading a bunch of books and working my way through this UN article on accessibility
-Worked out late last night with yoga, squats, and curls, and realized how quickly I became out of shape 😦 Felt rewarded though for setting aside 1.5 hours to focus solely on my body.
-Constantly tracking my diet and my liquid intake (HYDRATION!!!) Reading up on nutrition and browsing tons of vegan and other recipes online (I bake a different recipe each night).
-Stalking musical and other types of people I admire on Twitter
Current book- “The 48 Laws of Power”:
“Never waste valuable time, or mental peace of mind, on the affairs of others- that is too high a price to pay.”
“People are of infinite complexity and you can spend a lifetime watching them without ever fully understanding them.”
I’ve only read the preface so far, and I can see this will be a hefty book to get through, but I’m intrigued.
Conclusion after preface: Power is always present and in effect whether or not you’re consciously participating in it. Learning how it works and at least being aware of it is good, so that you’re not taken advantage of by other’s manipulation (whether they’re conscious of it or not)
Keeping my eyes on the prize:
My lung function had decreased by almost half, and it was pretty disheartening to see. I felt a bit more hopeful since after exercise it went up by a few percentages. What will get me through this winter is all mental. You need mental to do the physical. Mental is everything. I need to keep trying my best so that I am ready for the day I am “free”. I may have written my to-do list already, but these are some of them that I look forward to:
- Traveling with a friend somewhere, and then all places on my immediate list (Vancouver, Yosemite Park, Portugal, Seville, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore.)
- Interning in a different city/country for 3 months
- Ziplining with a beautiful view
- Doing a 5k
- Wicked at Broadway, and walking all over NYC
Winter To-Do List:
-Coding bootcamp prep
-Lose 4 pounds and get fit
-Read up on accessibility
-Record some new compositions
-Korean 15 min a day
-Make a personal website (?)