Inspirational Speaking

During my interview the ladies at One Kind Word asked me "What inspires you?"

I told them that sometimes a glass of white wine with an ice cube floating in it will do the trick but, most of the time, what inspires me is music.

Not in the abstract Radiohead way – but more in the Flashdance way. I like to listen to the same shamelessly optimistic song over. And over. And over. The kind of song you would hear playing over a climactic scene in a movie montage. (I’m anyone’s worst nightmare on a roadtrip!) Living in Portland, you get to know a lot of ‘real music lovers’ who tend to be unimpressed with my one-track love affairs. But, certain songs have a way of drowning out the doubt that bullies me away from inspiration.

Lately, I’ve been all about : Sigur Rós – Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur . Who cares if the lyrics are in Icelandic - it's the feeling!

I'd love to know, Darling Readers
What inspires you?


  1. I'm the same way with certain songs. I had my moment (can a moment last for three weeks?) with Sigur Ros' Glosoli. Currently I'm on Born This Way (yes, Lady Gaga) because it's so catchy!

  2. haha, we are totally the same, sam. i listen to kid cudi's pursuit of happiness on loop like it's my job. so crazy. but i've made it my mantra.

    um, we need to get coffee asap. email me.

  3. i gotta check them out - but my inspuiration comes from ANY and ALL things - :o)

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  4. Well, a lot of things actually... But I'm writing this [even though I only know you through this blog and I'm really really shy] because YOU inspire me! Your posts are always so wonderful. Thank you for that.

  5. jessica and cara : Where were you girls last time I was defending songs on repeat! Thank you for backing me up on this. Why listen to any other songs, if you just want to hear that one?

    gabby : aw, thank you for keeping me inspired gabby. You should e-mail me if you want to chat - don't be shy!

  6. somehow i didn't get to read your interview earlier, but it's fantastic. i think i grow to like you more and more with each and every post you write :).

  7. You do, my love. You have since we were 3 years old.


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