I know that you all know by now that I do Bloggerstock pretty frequently, and since this is the last one of the year, I figured I should make an appearance. For the most part, I've been pretty satisfied with my Bloggystock pairings, but this month they really hit this shit out of the park.
For December's theme, "What Inspires You?" I got paired up with two of my best blogoverse friends. You can see my guest post on Mandy Moore's page, and I'm bringing you the crafty stylings of Mollie Marissa from Pearl Tigress. BTW, she was equally psyched to post for me. Here's what she sent me in her email:
I'm excited I get to post on your blog for bloggerstock. It made my night.
Aww, me too, Molls! Love.
Maybe the founders of Bloggerstock finally took my advice and rigged this shit. I doubt it, though. I probably just got lucky. Anyway, here's Mollie's post. Enjoy.
At first I started thinking about what inspires my blog posts, but that was pretty boring. Then I broadened my focus and wondered what inspires... me. My very being. What makes me tick, what makes me want to do something?
I've found that I have this abstract sense of something that I can only call "goodness". It's the concept of health, peace, happiness. I suppose I'm a bit of an idealist. It's that drive towards goodness though that motivates me to live the way I do. I try to eat right and get exercise because the idea of a healthy body is so appealing. I play the piano and draw and sing because art is just so beautiful. I teach because I want children to experience loving support and security and a love of learning. I blog because I think being able to express yourself freely and learn from others' experiences and have a community is an essential part of humanity. I am an idealist, and I believe those ideals can be at least partially achieved here and now. As long as I have the inspiration of those ideals I will continue to do everything I can to reach them. Goodness. Goodness is my inspiration.
Anyway, don't forget to check out my post on Mandy's page, and everybody PLEASE go out and have a kick-ass New Year's. Be safe, be healthy, and don't do anyone I wouldn't do.