Recently I was having a conversation with a new friend about what I do here on the blog, one of her questions was the same question I have been asked a few times by readers, so I thought I would answer it here on the blog as well.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Finding my Inspiration
My biggest inspiration for the blog comes from my readers and clients. Just about every question we are asked, we have been asked many times before. These make great blog posts, because so many of us can learn from these questions. Some examples of this are Is a Deck Worth The Investment, and How Much Information Is Too Much Information For My Builder. Because we work in an industry where educating our client is part of the job we perform, I find my inspiration in bundles.
One of my favourite parts of this blog is having the opportunity to educate others. It’s a bit of a complicated field the construction industry, and building or renovating a home, if I can answer a question, or concern, I am happy. The only silly question is the one that went unasked.
I have many points of inspiration for my work, and they are the many women in construction this blog has lead me to meet. I love that we are mostly working towards a common goal of educating and inspiring other women and that a love of construction means we are happy to work hard to break down the barriers of women in the industry. From tradies wives, to interior designers to the lady tradies themselves, each and every one of these women I meet fuel my desire to work hard to drive change.
I am excited each and every time I receive an email from a women in the industry who is willing to share their story with my readers. It is amazing what we learn about others and sometimes ourselves, simply by being prepared to listen. The My Trade Story segment has provided others with so much inspiration, all from sharing.
For our home, my inspiration comes from Instagram, Pinterest and my favourite home magazines. I don’t think you could define my style as just one thing other than maybe eclectic. I enjoy the opportunity to blend old with new, antique with budget and let the story of each piece shine through. Our home is a mish mash of pieces we love, pieces that tell a story, and pieces that perform a function, each of which says plenty about us as a family.
I am fortunate enough to have many inspirational people in my life, The Builder and our children, my amazing Father, good friends and neighbours. I work hard to keep only people who inspire and positively challenge me in my daily life. My personal passion is self growth, I want to grow to my full potential, and you simply cannot do this with the dead weight of negative people. This lesson has been long and hard in the coming, but freeing when finally revealing itself.
As you can see, I draw inspiration from many different people in my life. I love that I have been able create a life that I love filled to the bring with amazing people. I’d really love to hear where you draw your inspiration from as well.
Is there one person who has inspired you more than others? If you could have dinner with 3 people living or dead, who would you choose? Care to share your inspiration?