13 August 2013


You are my inspiration, my only inspiration.  Oops wrong song.  There are so many people that inspire me, so I’ll just give you a few people that I get inspired by. 

My grandparents.   All six of my grandparents are very special to me and they have inspired me.  My mom’s parents were married 46 years exactly before my Grandpa passed away, and the love that they shared was inspiring.  My grandma had many health problems throughout her life, but my grandpa was always right there by her side until the day he died.  My mom and aunt have always said he was much better at being a grandpa than he was being a dad, but they say he became a better dad as well when he became a grandpa. My grandpa was one of the hardest working men I know.  My dad’s parents have been married for almost 53 years and they still love each other as much as the day they were married.  My grandpa was in the military and stationed over in England and flew my Grandma over there because they couldn’t live without each other, cue the aww!  Lastly, my stepmom’s parents.  I have always been very close with them.  Ever since my Grandpa’s first diagnosis of cancer, I’ve just been so close to him and he’s my hero.  My grandma and I, although our relationship has not come easily, she has always pushed me and inspired me to do better.  I may want to rip my hair out after talking with her, because I get frustrated, at the same time, she’s always inspiring me to do better, to be the best me I can possibly be and I love her for that. 

My parents. My mom, my dad, my stepmom and stepdad.  All have their place in my life, and all have their own ways of inspiring me.  My mom.  She’s an amazing nurse and an even more amazing momma.  When I was younger and in and out of the hospital, she was my advocate, she was never far from my bedside.  She works very hard to be the best possible nurse she can be and that inspires me.  The care she gives to the elderly is bar none and she is so caring, I don’t think I’d be able to do her job and not completely break down, therefore, she’s inspiring to me.  My dad.  He knows exactly what buttons to press of mine to tick me off and make me complain about him, but he also is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met.  He does everything for his family and for that, he inspires me.  His motto of work hard, and play harder has always inspired me as well.  My stepmom, Lynn.  She has worked hard her whole life to be where she is at today, and she makes no excuses for herself and for us kids.  She is also a hard worker and tells it like it is, no sugarcoating from that stepmom of mine, no sir, but that’s how she inspires me, with her no excuses, no bull way of life.  My stepdad is one of those jack of all trades type of guys, except he’s pretty good at every one of those little things he does.  He inspires me by always helping out whenever he’s needed, he may seem rough around the edges, but inside he’s a big teddy bear. 

My Siblings. I love each and every one of my siblings and there is something about each one that inspires me.  The way Nik is only 23 and has already served a tour overseas.  The way Rebekka sees the best in people and goes after her dreams.  The way Mady stands up for herself and doesn’t take crap from anyone.  The way Matt works two jobs and still has time to be a normal 17 year old.  The way Zakery doesn’t care what people think of him and marches to the beat of his own drum.  The way Ryan isn’t ashamed of his faith and shares it with anyone who is willing to listen.  The way Olivia shows people who tells her she can’t, she can. 

My Blog Friends.  Jayme has become SO much more than just a blog friend, but she inspires me by kicking ass in school, I wish I had half of the smarts and motivation this girl did! Kenzie inspires me by choosing not to let her JA get her down, but kicking its butt.  Chelsea inspires me by not only by being a great mommy to her precious daughter, but also going through nursing school, which I hear is pretty grueling.  Raven inspires me because she doesn’t follow anyone’s rules and girlfriend is funny! 

My Coworkers. We all have a unique story and each one of them has taught me some sort of inspiration.  Vaye has inspired me to not let much get me down, to roll with the punches, that sometimes, you just have to shut up and deal with it.  Karen has inspired me by taking me under her wing and loving me like another daughter.  Her belief in me and anything I choose to do has inspired me to do my best. 

Customers. When everyday people come in to my job and do nice things for other people they don’t know, that inspires me.  When a customer turns in a purse they found out in the parking lot, it’s inspiration to me to be better, to look for the good in everyone and not always assume the world is such a bad place all the time.
My Mistakes.  I have learned that everybody makes mistakes and my mistakes inspire me to be a better person and to learn from each one.  They have inspired me to work hard to do things right the first time and take time to make sure I’m doing the right thing. 

There are many other places I draw inspiration from, whether it be a song lyric that won’t get out of my head or a picture that takes my breath away.  Or a line from my favorite book.  Inspiration looks different to each person, where do you draw inspiration from? 

Word count= 1,034-I struggled.  My goal is 1500 for next week’s  post.  


  1. such a good list. I hope one day i have some close blogging friends that will speak so kindly of me. 2000 words is a lot to write, i thought i would make it this week but only made 1300. Till next week!! Can't wait to read.

  2. Isn't it amazing how we can find inspiration everywhere? My grandparents are a huge inspiration to me as well.


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