Happy Mother’s Day!!!
This week has been a roller coaster ride. If you’ve visited Inspiration Kindled at all, you might have seen my post on participating in the 1000 Day MFA. In addition to that challenge, on Monday I spontaneously decided to join a Medium post-a-day challenge. So far it’s been a really cool experience, but suffice to say it’s A LOT on top of blogging, reading/writing, running my FBA business, and being a mommy!
My family has also been struggling to get my husband situated with new work after he quit his residency in January. Finances have been tight and tensions have been high. I’ve felt at times like nothing I’m doing is making a difference to reach other people OR to help my family.
Despite this, I feel I’m ending the week on a high note thanks to my church’s Mother’s Day sermon this morning. You can read my reflection on that here. We all need a refresh once in a while, and I’m glad I have church and my family each weekend to give me just that.
My inspiration picks for the week:
- Learn Anything In Four Steps With The Feynman Technique is a short article complete with videos and simple steps that are easy to execute.
- I’ve always loved personality tests. Even though I’ve taken many similar tests in the past, when I stumbled across this Myers-Briggs-style personality test and this Jungian archetype test, I had to try them out. You should too! They’re fun, and you’ll probably learn something interesting about yourself.
- I read Paul Graham’s How To Do What You Love as part of the 1000 Day MFA this week. It might not be new, but it’s honest, insightful, inspiring, and certainly worth a read!
- How To Make Your Good Idea Better from Josh Spector is pure gold for refining your ideas and/or choosing the best from a slew of options.
- Finally, I loved Zat Rana’s The Purpose of Life is to Be a Nobody for putting things into perspective.
From Inspiration Kindled:
Check out what I’ve gained from tackling the 1000 Day MFA on the blog this week if you missed it!
I’ve also posted A LOT on Medium as part of the post-a-day challenge.
- my short story, The Violinist
- two poems, midnight dance (previously posted on the blog) and infinite things
- a reflection on God as Mother and a reflection on my earliest loss
- five things to do instead of college
- five ways to get the most of your time (also previously on the blog, but now revised!)
Quote of the week:
“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” ~ Lucille Ball
As ever, wishing you an inspiring week!