Courage Doesn't Always Roar

I have been feeling a lack of inspiration lately.

Sometimes it's hard to know what steps to take to go in the direction of your dreams.

"Everyone knows there's a tremendous intimidation in just getting started...So rather than getting started, think ahead, then reverse engineer it back to the solution...Visualize the success of your idea. Then work your way backward to the solution until you find the obstacle."
-The Imagineering Way

-Mary Ann Radmacher


"Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea."
-John Rohn

-Tom Krause

-Bo Bennet

As I wait for inspiration, I hope that you are finding inspiration in your life. And remember to go in the direction of your dreams, no matter how big they may seem.



flowersandhome said...

Great photo's again and great quotes to go with them. I especially love the last on.

Madeleine Roberts said...

Wonderful- motivating quotes and images. On a personal note, I am embarking on a new chapter in my life with a new move, searching for a job and just trying to follow my dreams. It is all pretty scary. Anyways, reading/seeing positive uplifting words and images- It made my day and journey seem a little less overwhelming.

Aura said...

The picture with the cloud is simply wonderful...

Marcie said...

Great post and I love all the "reality check" quotes. Cheers to finding inspiration!

HOGGER + Co. said...

I find inspiration in your blog and the words and photos you post. I love this quote:
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
Amazing - made my day (and my FB status) haha :) Hope you find your inspiration again!

Ana Degenaar said...

I am beyond inspired after this, xx

ellie's desk said...

Thanks for giving Monday optimism!

Oh, I've had one of those days where I've had to tear my room completely up to find one thing. Now I really have to clean it up!

Thanks for the note.

Gloria said...

I am very inspired with all of the quotes here and beautiful photos! I love the top two photos with the lovely paintings so much...:)
The heat has arrived here too. We spent Saturday in the park, in the shade. It was very nice!
Happy MOnday to you!!


TT said...

I hope you feel inspired soon again.


A couple of lovers sailing around the world.


Even though you don't feel inspired you continue to inspire me, sweetie :) Hope your week is off to a great start! xoxo

stylenuggets said...

Some folk know right away what they want to do in life and some take time to realise their strengths. So hang in there!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Shawna my sweet friend,

I have been out in the garden all day long and I needed that. Ruben and I cleaned up, pruned, got our water fountain all fixed up and now I can relax. Dearest, I thank you for your sweet comment; and I know where you are coming from HERE. I actually wrote a post a while back called, I'VE LOST SOMETHING...and it was an attempt to share the same sentiments you do here....and out of that dark moment and typing session, I actually created something nice!!!!!! But I know exactly what you mean. For me, as a writer, I take this advice from Sir Francis Bacon...and you can tell that it is from the 18th Century, so excuse the sexism:

Reading maketh a man full
Discussion maketh a man ready
and WRITING maketh a man EXACT.

Now, I think that not just for a writer, but for ANY KIND OF ARTIST, you must fill up in silence. Just in the last two days, I have stopped LONG ENOUGH to READ and fill up. Total quiet, no school, time for me, and I have learned SO MUCH. I have discussions with my husband and he with me about his muses and then the time comes to come in front of the computer, or YOU in front of your canvas or whatever medium you work in, and then it is up to us to just BE THERE and begin. Get something started. Stand back. Look at it. TRY AGAIN...that is the only way to be an artist.

Just think of me dearest....hang in there...you will find your voice. Much love, Anita

Maple&Vine said...

I know how that can feel sometimes !

this free bird said...

I've been feeling much like you...wondering what my "thing" is. sigh. how can we ever find out?

ps-2nd picture = beauty

Diana said...

Hi sweety,

I know what you're feeling, some days I just feel blank and want something more. But I also love what I do and love that I get to meet and talk with wonderful and inspiring friends like you. I hope you find what you're searching for love. Let me know if I can help in any way.

cb said...

what a great post and i just love all the pictures you included...i think some times letting go of life and just letting the wind take you is truly inspirational and you find the most unexpected things that way!


shopgirl said...

Hey Shawna! I'm glad you had a nice weekend. My weekend was turning out to be really heavy but I took a day off on Sunday and it was brilliant!

I know that you will get the inspiration that you are looking for....:-))


classiq said...

Another beautiful post and so many quotes to live by. :)Ada

Martina said...

I find, inspiration come when i get started - mostly. But at the moment, i feel distracted and a bit frustrated with my artwork and think about how to overcome this. So, let's hope the muse comes back to us soon! xx

StephieB said...

Thanks so much for this. I am feeling a little the same way at the moment. Sometimes you can be your own worst enemy! I hope we can both get inspired - this post should certainly help! Gorgeous, gorgeous images, especially the one with the balloons! Hugs to you, Stephie x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Just coming by again to wish you a splendid day, Shawna...Anita

erica said...

What an inspirational and absolutely beautiful post!


Nastja said...

Lovely pictures! Great art. :-)

amy b.s. said...

fantastic post. and i too will try again tomorrow.

Unknown said...

Sometimes when I feel a total lack of inspiration i just give up. I find when you're not trying to feel/think/do something it happens more naturally. I'm sure you'll get your mojo back soon!

About Last Weekend said...

The blue shoes with the bike really make me want something in that colour!

Gorgeous Glam said...

So inspiring! very true words ;) xo

Sem Nome said...

Part of my inspirations comes from your posts, dear friend!! Be sure!!!
LOVE everything here!!
I hope you get VERY inspired soon again!!!!!!!!!!!
Love, Bela

Tash said...

Beautiful images and quotes! You are quite inspiring. I'm making a few little dreams a reality these days yes :)

About Last Weekend said...

Beautiful and wonderful sentiments...

georgia ~ gi gi said...

Aw, Poppie Girl.... YOU are so inspiring!
This post is filled with very wise qoutes paired with the such lovely images~ Hm.... very Poppie Girl!

I know you have tons of creative energy, and you have so many talents!
I know this feeling will not last!
A person so inspiring cannot be un~ inspired for too long!

Hope your week is going good? Whatcha been up to? Fill me in ;)
Love you lots
gi gi

Deidre said...

I've definitely been feeling a lack of inspiration lately.

Bad Joan said...

Love these images especially the blue heels and bike. So inspiring and fun!


tinajo said...

I´m a little tired right now as well - but energized by all these wonderful pics! Had to jump in and take a look again! :-)

Annie said...

Such a beautiful and inspiring post Shawna!! I needed it..I'm feeling a little stagnant/indecisive/uninspired myself lately. Thank you for this :) I hope you find inspiration very soon.. xo

Marie said...

Thanks for the fun images and inspirational quotes, the one about courage is my favorite.:D

***** Marie *****

heather said...

this was nice to read. i like the idea of just coming back to the solution later, and waking up saying i can try it again tomorrow. in the meantime, i hope you're not melting over there in the heat!

Anna Walker said...

I LOVE the Courage doesn't always Roar quote! Seriously, it's perfect and true! I hope inspiration finds you again! Maybe visiting other blogs, and talking walks outside may help!


Anna Walker said...

I LOVE the Courage doesn't always Roar quote! Seriously, it's perfect and true! I hope inspiration finds you again! Maybe visiting other blogs, and talking walks outside may help!