Thursday, February 16, 2012

Inspiration-- What Inspires You?

Inspiration can be found in some of the most random places you never thought to look. For some people it's music, for others its friends, family and even celebrities they look up to.

You know I have  that word thrown at me a lot since having my surgery. I keep having people telling me that I inspire them and honestly I am not trying to be modest but I don't see how I would inspire someone. I had my surgery because I knew I needed to and because I knew I deserved a better life than the non-life I was living.

I personally find my inspiration from 3 places.

First of all that being my mom. My mom is a freaking superhero. She may drive me batshit sometimes but I am not exactly the easiest person to be around all the time. Anyways, she has been sick for the last 25 years of her life battling cancer more than once and a daily fight with diabetes. She also basically raised me and my sisters (which is a task in itself) pretty much on her own while holding down a full time factory job. I may not always act like it but I am so lucky to have a woman like that in my life to inspire me.

Secondly would be my best friends. I have lots of people that I consider friends from all over  but there are core group of people that are my best friends. These are the people I can tell anything to without having to think twice about anything. I don't fear judgement when I open my mouth. They love me for me and have been there since I was at my lowest and have been seeing me though all my change with open arms. I don't need to name names because these people know who they are. Each one of these individuasl bring something to the table that inspires me. The confidence, the smarts, the job and the willingness to never quit or settle anything below them. It constantly pushes me to want to be a better person.

And finally my last source of inspiration comes from music. More specifically my inspiration comes from artists like Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga. Both artists I have had the pleasure of seeing live and I get to see Kelly Clarkson again in 3 weeks (YAY) I love these women because they are both legitimately talented people with amazing voices that don't need auto tune to sound good. They both do their own thing without caring what others think about them and on top of all of that their songs and lyrics are inspirational!

 "There's nothin' wrong with lovin' who you are She said, 'cause He made you perfect, babe So hold your head up, girl and you you'll go far Listen to me when I say"