What/Who inspires you?
I know I have mentioned my Mother several times over the course of my blogging life. However, no matter what the word count says on OpenOffice documents, I can never say enough about her. Her love is immeasurable, her care consistent, and her Faith in the Almighty God forever lifts my spirits. She is the reason I keep going and she is what inspires me. My Mom and I have been adjoined by the hip since day one. It is this relationship that set us aside from the other mother/daughter duos in our family as well as our friends. When I was born, I was premature with very undeveloped lungs. From birth until 15 years old I was continuously suffering with Chronic asthma. I was always sick with Pneumonia or some respiratory problem. One thing was constantly leading to another. Throughout all the hospital stays, doctor's visits, surgery, procedures, injections, and medication she was ALWAYS there for me. Whenever I needed her... hell, when I don't need her, she is always there for me. Even now that I am older and in college nothing has changed. She is my best friend, mentor, and counselor. I can tell her anything and hold nothing back. She has always been my rock. Aside from that, she is beyond strong. She has went through her own personal trials from a young age well into adulthood and she still is standing strong. Daily, I strive to even measure up to a fraction of the wonderful woman my Mother is and with that being said, she is the person that gives me hope and inspires me.
Name five things that you think of when you're inspired?
- Art and the beauty of it in all it's forms.
- The power of prayer and how it uplifts me.
- Music to suite my mood and fuel my inspiration.
- Life and the many lessons it teaches us.
- Being in touch with my emotional side & the importance of how things make me feel.
Your favorite inspirational quote (just one).
hey girl, hey! tamara, to be honest, i can't remember how we found each other's blogs, but that doesn't really matter anymore, right?! all i remember is that we've gotten to know each other and connected really well through your greek rush posts and the rest is history. i am so glad that you were able to talk about your experience with me via our exchange of e-mails. not everyone understands the whole greek process and what it stands for unless you actually become a part of the whole rush week. there's so much stereotypes about sororities and i have to admit, in high school, i was like, "i'm never gonna be one of those girls" cause i played sports and at that time, i seemed to have nothing in common with any sorority girl. everyone's ears are probably bleeding by now as i say it one more time (and sorry, it won't be the last), that my mother means the world to me. i use to say that my independence is the solid ground i stand on, it's still true. however, what i really feel is that, my mother's strength, is the solid ground i stand on. girl, you've inspired me in so many ways you probably don't even know. first, you allowed me to acknowledge my greek experience out loud and wrote about it on this blog. it was not something i talk about, i always felt it was stupid and somewhat of an embarrassment. your experience made me rethink about it differently. second, your love for makeup. not just for the actual pieces that you buy, but the art itself. i don't use vibrant colors at all, you already know that, but i like watching your videos because it shows how much you love what you do when you play with makeup. third, you are a strong young woman. it's hard enough to be in your super early 20's, to blend in, keep up with the rest of the world, but you have always kept your ground. anyway, i always wanted to be a big sister (i am the youngest in my fam, almost like an only child sometimes!) and since your sorority rush experience, i felt like i finally was a big sister, sort of. checkin' up on you, makin' sure that damn bronchitis ain't pullin' you down ... and all that stuff called matters of the heart