Sunday, February 28, 2010

Inspiration Sunday......gooey feelings and that groovy shiz.


Sundays have always been my favorite day.... I woke up this morning and all I could think was how I'm so incredibly grateful for this brilliant, beautiful life that I live in.

The mountains were perfectly clear today, the smell of bacon and coffee filled my cozy little home, my sweet man kissed the side of my face and called me "precious." I was grateful for the bed I slept in, the blanket that held me like a cocoon and the sleep that was pure serenity.
Lately, I've been running my mind into the ground, overly exhausted and mentally strained....I haven't had the time to just BREATHE, or enjoy all of the incredible things that are right at my fingertips- they've all been overlooked by stress, worry, anxiety over the future and money and all of that fleeting, "important" business, that exists only in your mind..... I've conditioned my thinking so much to worry that when I have nothing better to think about, "worry" is my default setting. If only all the energy spent thinking about the future was channeled into the present we'd be IN our happiness. We would be peace.

Today, I am grateful presently- I have fed the creative little monsters inside, funneling only that which BENEFITS me into the mind that carries me through my days..... since when did stress do anything but harm?? It's a completely useless emotion that needs "undoing" and "rewiring" in so many of our brains. Today, I am emptying the corners of my mind that have stored up years worth of expendable nonsense, emotions that exist only for the purpose of "having something to think about."

I am inspired by;

French music- the delicate syllables and darling coo's...it makes me want to smoke a long-stemmed cigarette, in a claw foot bathtub while eating cupcakes and drinking champagne;

I am inspired by the paintings my Father has collected from places we've traveled to all over the world, Monmartre, Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre Italy and more- for the story we attach to each picture and artist we met, fingers covered in weeks worth of oil and rainbows, coffee stained teeth and weathered faces;


I am inspired by characters- larger than life, erratic, quirky characters;

I am inspired by the people that have reached out to me through this blog, with emails, letters, comments and things- I adore all of you and your stories. Thank you for opening your heart and sharing your brilliance with me ;)
Thanks for the awesome shirts! (check out this store, you'll love her stuff) and thanks to Whiteflash for the pretty pearl earrings!!!

I am inspired by the people who surround me, the photographers, dancers, singers- you push me to be the best version of ME, to use the gifts that I have been given graciously, to not withhold my unique presence....through your energy and creativity I am energized.
Matt Morris, if you don't have his album- get it. Scott McCormick and his stunning pictures and Boulder Acoustic Society,


WHAT INSPIRES YOU TODAY.... a song, film, person, place ???? Share it with me!


57 comments:

Caro said...

You like French music? I am French and for me it just doesn't sound right. Am I weird?

Misery said...

omg what a wonderful post :) It's funny because you wrote that Sundays are your favourite days and I've just made a post about how I HATE Sundays, haha.

Awh, inspirations are everywhere. As for me - it's music, books and even random strangers that I pass by. When I was studying journalism we had this professor who told us whe should keep a notebook in which we would be writing down all the unusal ppl we meet. Ever since he gave me this advice, I started to pay more attention to ppl around me and - there's been many really colourful individuals there :)

Great, great post. As usually :)

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Caro- hmmmm maybe I like it because I have NO IDEA what they're saying, so it all sounds romantic and beautiful to me ;)

Nahl said...

The courage I have inside of me to get through this break up no matter what.

Johana Hill said...

I find myself in a 'thinking' mood today. Listening to music that soothes my soul. It's cloudy and yet I'm liking it. I want to close myself in my bedroom and turn up the volume and just drift...

Barbara said...

I'm inspired by my parents and the incredible love they still have for each other after 28 years.

Meghan said...

Great post, lady! Today, I am inspired by jazz music! I've been listening to the jazz station on Pandora, and it just makes me feel that much more elegant and sophisticated:)

Juliana said...

It is such a great feeling to LET GO and be living in the moment. We can only do that when we let go of our worries. Chelsea you inspire us all!

Today my blog post was inspired by the beauty I have seen in the world both near and far. Today I a inspired by my sons little arms wrapped around my neck. By the laughter that fills these walls. By the beauty of the Flatirons in Boulder, but this incredible Colorado sun. Inspired by other bloggers who have extrodinary minds and have let us into their little words. I am inspired by listening to some Beatles and now I am going to take my son and go dance about the house! Have a great Sunday!

Dressing On The Side said...

what goes around, comes around. we think you're amazing so we just want to share :) thanks and enjoy!

Herding Cats said...

Thanks for the reminder to let go of worries. I stress myself out all too much. I should just be enjoying this beautiful Sunday!

Chelsea said...

Sundays are perfect for finding inspiration and relaxing. Today, I'm inspired by new music and the feeling that spring is coming!

Jaime said...

What a nice post! Today, I am inspired by the thought that it's March tomorrow and spring is just around the corner :)

The Non-Student said...

Eve Ensler--every minute of every day. Until the violence stops.

the "L" spot said...

Your story telling and amazing adventures always inspire me! :)

MJW said...

What a great post!

Inspirations are everywhere for me. Blogs about quotes, photography and your blog as well. People inspire me especially people who are in love. I love love. Music always inspires me as well!

Ashalah said...

I LOVE french music too, there's just something so romantic about it.

I've been finding inspiration in these mountains lately, in the people I've met here, in just about everything! What a great post :)

Ari said...

Awww I like this. I've been thinking a lot about inspiration lately too... these days it's been all about color and flowers and signs that spring is coming!

Melissa said...

Of all the days to post this... I have started crafting again starting today! I just bought all kinds of crafty stuff to work on!

To sound like a total cheese ball, my husband inspires me. He supports me like no one I have ever met. =)

Claire (Culinarygoddess.com) said...

what a great post! the beach/water and music inspire me i suppose!

Ashley Stone said...

great post! I'm inspired by all of these wonderful blogs that I get to read!

CuppyCakes said...

I'm currently inspired by myself. Which is weird... But I'm really giving this photography thing a really hard try this time, and I'm inspired by what I am actually producing. It's inspiring me to do more, and be even better. I'm inspired by the fact that for the first time, I feel like I can do this, and that it's going to work and that I'm finally going to make it.

hannahjustbreathe said...

Is it lame to say your blog posts always inspire me...??

I am inspired daily by the music that pumps out of my iPod---the words, the harmonies, the incredible instrument playing. And I'm always inspired by my fellow yogis. Especially those newbies who show up, die a little, and then keep coming back for more.

This really is a beautiful life we live. Thank you for reminding us to be aware of it, presently.

Diane said...

Hy Chealsea, thanks so much for this post. YOU inspire me today. I've had a pretty tough day and week...and month actually..Unemployment, fights with the bf, etc. and you;ve just reminded me to smile and enjoy every little beautiful thing around me!

Thanks you!

kiss

Miss Angie said...

That is amazing, YOU inspire me! This post inspires me!

stefanie said...

I love this post! I am currently inspired by rap music. I know this sounds weird but sometimes I am just craving some good old rap music.

Amanda West said...

Great post.

What inspires me at the moment?

My little sister. She's 19, a single mom, working a full time job as a waitress, and going to college.

She doesn't work around life's obsticles. She plows right through them.

Kim said...

Today, the fact that I have gotten through other Mondays inspires me. :)

But seriously, this was a great post. French music is fun and inspiring for sure!

meleah rebeccah said...

Honestly, today I was VERY MUCH inspired by reading THIS blog post! So thank you for that.

Now, I just need to learn how to stop worrying so much and how to stop over thinking every single thing.

Christopher said...

Lately I've been inspired by the Stones song Paint it Black. Haven't been able to get it out of my head for days, luckily its a cool song.

Good to slow down and appreciate things every once in a while.

The warrior in me said...

Life inspires me. The fact that i'm living, breathing, eating HAPPILY inspires me. Movies inspire me. A lungful of fresh early morning cool air inspires me. Songs from my growing up days inspire me. People inspire me. Blogs i read inspire me. As of now- YOU inspire me!!

Brittney said...

See, I kind of love when your soft side comes out, Missy. It makes me sort of wanna reach through the monitor and SQUH-WEEEZE you. And I totally agree. I've realized lately -- and am STILL learning -- that my default setting is also stress. What next, what now, how do we do this, etc and so forth. And I'm starting to go.. hey.. so like.. life is okay. It's totally okay. <3

PS Inspirations: Garden State. That movie makes me happies.

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

Love French music! What has inspired me for the past two weeks are the Winter Olympians! To have passion in what you do and to strive to be the best is what I am searching for in my general life.

Doniree said...

Well, YOU inspire me for one thing missy. For another, I have this crazy thing for French pop music. I find it magical and beautiful.

AH, I can't wait to get together with you soon :)

Katelin said...

seriously now i am on a matt morris quest because of you, i'm pretty sure i have a picture with him like 15 years ago when he was on MMC, he was like my second favorite next to tony luca and i love that he is still doing music.

as for what's inspiring me these days? the internet, as vague as that is. and people that wear grown up clothes, because i aspire to get there one day.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

kateline- DUDE, so do i- I wear "fun" clothes, sometimes I try ot make myself wear black and pansuits more often...lol ? and LISTEN TO MATT'S MUSIC, he's stunning. I have a few friends playing in his band and his music is jsut incrediblymoving.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

nahl- you can do it my dear.....heartbreak makes us stronger

johana- that's my favorite...

barbara- I LOVE THAT

meghan- I LOVE doing that...sometimes it's just a "jazz" kinda day

juliana- that sounds like PERFECTION, a PERFECT sunday

dressing- I'm rokcin one of your tshirts right now!

herding cats- I needed the reminder, soi'm glad i could pass it along

jaime- chelsea- SPRING, I'M SO READY TO BUST OUT SOME DRESSES!

The no-student- I LOVE HER

l spot- thank you so much ;)

mjw- if we are open to it inspiration is EVERYWHERE, that's the truth indeed

ashalah- i can concur, i love the meeting of new people and hearing new stories and such, love.

ari- spring is quite possibly my favorite

melissa- that isnt cheesy at all, that's PERFECT

cuppycakes- that isn't WEIRD AT ALL. AT ALL. I think we should aspire, to be INSPIRED by ourselves, cheers to you my friend..

hannah- and thank you for your comment, it absolutely made my day- i am inspired by yogis toooo

diane- thank you dear, thank you for being here reading and listening ot my thoughts- this too shall pass with bf, job, etc...keep your chin up

miss angie- thank you!!!!!! xo

stefanie- I love rap music, i love the stories and teh grit and the soul.....

amanda west- your sis is a warrior, cheers to her!

kim- yes no more mondays!!!! ;)

meleah- we all do, we all get caught up, its part of the way our society is built....we just have to chec in with ourselves every now and then...

christoper- that's one of my favorite....that and GIMME SHELTER

the warrior- thank you, this comment has inspired me! it's all circulating ;)

brittney- SQUEEZED! I could feel that all the way over here...i do have a soft side too!!!! very much so! ;) and yes, garden state is an all time favorite!

carmie- DEFINITELY, just proof that we have the power in our minds and bodies ALWAYS to go after and ACHIEVE a goal.

doniree- I CAN'T WAIT, cauuuussse I adore you.

Felisa said...

Is it too kiss-assy to say YOU inspire me? I just sent your post about choosing between 2D and 3D to friends to let them know that I'm giving up texting for lent because "I want the real shit!" Those who I CAN see, I'd like to be around more often. Those who are too far away? I wanna hear their accents and inflections and I wanna hear them stutter and laugh...

Other than you and your lovely posts, I am inspired by my parents. How much they love each other and how much they love us because we're an extension of the love of their loves. :)

Cinnamon said...

Sunday is totally my favorite day of the week too. It has a magic to it. I'm finding a lot of inspiration in all the bare naked trees covered in flowers. It's so beautiful to me. I love it.

http://thebusiestbee.blogspot.com/

Emz said...

the sunrise. [hands down]

what a fabulous post. thank you. I love reading posts like this. [unfortunately] it's incredibly easy to jump on the "wo is me bandwagon" when others are. thanks for the reminder of all the good [great] out there.

Amanda Blair said...

You inspire me with every blog post!
I'm also inspired by my friends, family and powerful women!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

felisa- thank you so much :) That post ws a good reminder for me too, to appreciate what's tangible right in front of me

cinnamon- i'll always inspired by nature, especially tress, magic.

emz- your picture makes me want to go RUN!!! and be grateful for this body that I have that is healthy and able ot do so

amanda- thank you so much, cheers lady! xo

Mrs T said...

So love Sunday's too. And I totally need a reminder to be present and not reset to default worry. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

I love days like that when I wake up in such a happy and grateful mood!

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Jodes said...

Random Lunacy AND French music? Get out of my brain, girl! Or at least start paying me rent. Lovely, lovely things indeed.

I'm inspired by:
-days at the seaside
-surfer and skater chicks
-eccentric children and the parents who allow them to use their creative brains
-old Barbra Streisand movies. all of 'em.

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hannahkaty.com said...

Awesome post...

I am inspired by so much: beautiful artwork, people who help others, good literature, people that know how to play with words, a fresh pot of coffee, photography, watching others grow, develop and soak up childhood, the big city and bright lights, those that I love and care about.

Best,

Hannah Katy

LiLu said...

Is this what Colorado does to you?

I really need to come visit.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

lilu- it makes me a total fucking sap.

Cheryl said...

YOU inspire me, and now I'm going to go listen to some French music. Maybe I'll speak better French and my country won't be ashamed of me anymore.

Ellen said...

I HATE Sundays, but now you've made me want to at least try to like them. Inspiration comes in new forms every day...I'm all over the place. It can be a Rick Ross song (I'm ghetto like that) or a smart/successful/funny blogger like YOU :)

http://www.firednfabulous.blogspot.com/

EP said...

This post is fantastic because, like you, I feel like my default mode is worrying.

I've been so inspired my music recently. Old musicals, newer ones, some of my old favorites, like Brooke Waggoner, Regina Spektor, and Death Cab.. I could go on and on.

I hope your week has been as wonderful as your Sunday!

Jessica Druck said...

thank you thank you for all this!

Jessica Druck said...

oh and i would definitely say my inspirations right now are in this fantastic music you posted.

Anonymous said...

Chelsea, You are an inspiration, to everyone who knows you. without being too mushy, I want to say that,I've known you since the day that you were born..literally. the first time I laid very tired ,stayed up all night, eyes on you...I had a warm feeling,and felt that you were going to be very special,but, I had no idea just how special.You have been so many things, and emotions ,and you will ,without a doubt,leave a huge impression on the world.Beautiful and huge!!!!vI love you now, always have and always will..G J

Little Flapper said...

I find inspiration on Sundays as well. There's a sense of peace and tranquility on that day.

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