I am very excited for June.
Partly because it’s the end of spring and beginning of summer. The weather is unpredictable. One day I’m wearing sandals and skirts and t-shirts. The next it’s back to a sweater and jeans and closed-toe shoes. I love the transitional seasons, because they keep me on my toes. And I get a lot of use out of my full wardrobe more than ever. Layers are especially important.
But also because it’s the halfway-point of the year. It’s also the 6-month mark for my job at Sofitel. I can’t believe how quickly time has passed. It won’t be long before another important change occurs – you know. And I’m REALLY excited about that. June or July should bring more answers and an exact date, which is exciting.
Inspiration is everywhere.
Spring and summer bring quite a lot of inspiration. Everyone seems to feel lighter, more carefree. Vacations and holidays are plentiful. Ice cream trucks* and bike rides, birds and blooming flowers. It makes me want to write more, paint more, make more collages. I don’t make things as often as I should – because when I do, it’s something that allows me to express myself better than almost anything else.
I have spent quite a lot of time, though, gleaning inspiration from other various sources. I recently began saving time by using Google Reader to catch up on my blogroll reading. Not only that, but thanks to links and/or advice from others (thanks Julia!), I’ve added quite a few to my daily reading list. Enough that I finally organized them into folders.
I’ve also been using flickr again, after a winter-long hiatus. I love browsing other people’s photos, too. Often, I find one that makes me feel inspired, so I click that “favorite” button so I can look at them again later when I’m yearning for something beautiful.
I leave you with a question:
What inspires you the most right now?
*The ice cream truck that comes to my neighborhood plays Christmas music. Am I the only one who finds this to be an oxymoron?