Inspire Me
Start writing a post

Inspire Me

As a writer, I've lacked the wonders of inspiration and I need your help.

Inspire Me
Getty Images

First and foremost, I love being a writer. I love expressing my emotions through the English language and sharing it with hundreds of people across the internet. Being given this position as a creator with The Odyssey has given me the opportunity to spread my thoughts even further with this platform. However, I’ve experienced the most horrible thing any writer can; writer’s block.

Any writer knows that writer’s block isn’t just lacking the ability to piece together a sentence that sounds pleasant. It’s the feeling of failing to be inspired. It’s seeing old smiles and beautiful scenes and only appreciating its beauty. It’s hearing tear-jerking love songs and only nodding your head along to the beat. It’s being stuck in this pit of non-inspiration.

The worst part is that I know there is so much to write about. Today, there is more than hundreds of topics and issues that I have so much to say about. Rape culture, social injustice, gender imbalance, discrimination. I miss my hometown, my old relationships, my family. I feel lost, optimistic, terrified. Yet with all of these thoughts swarming around in my head, I’m a flat line.

One of things I’m most proud about myself, is my ability to write. I can coherently and beautifully construct pieces that not only inspire myself, but others. I can reach out to people and open their minds up to different perspectives. I make people ask themselves the difficult questions. That’s why I take my writer’s block so seriously. I’m not doing anything with this ability when I’m forcing out articles that don’t even inspire myself.

So, I apologize. I’m sorry that I’ve been in a slump that hasn’t allowed me to be inspired by the beauty or ugly around me. But this isn’t permanent; inspiration comes in sparks. Sometimes it’s hot and strong, other times it comes out dim. There’ll be another spark soon and I know it’ll be glorious. Until then, I need the world to work hard to create the most wonderful things to ever exist. I need young minds to think outside of the box. I need the minorities around the world to speak up and cause a ruckus. I need two people to fall in love unexpectedly and show everyone how wonderful it is. I need a broken person to persevere through the hurt and pain to help another broken person out there. I need someone to find their purpose in life and raise hell until they fufill it. I need inspiration and I need it from you.

I am first and foremost a writer. I love my job in this world, but I can’t do it without a little inspiration. So go out and inspire me.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Olivia White

"The American flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies from the last breath of each solider who died protecting it."

Keep Reading... Show less

Separation Anxiety in Pets

Separation anxiety in pets is a real thing and recognizing the warning signs is important.


Since March, Covid-19 required most of the world to quarantine in their homes. Majority of people ended up working from home for nearly five months. This meant pet owners were constantly with their pets giving them attention, playing with them, letting them out etc. Therefore, when the world slowly started to open up again and pet owners began returning to normal life work schedules away from the home, pet owners noticed a difference in the way their pet acted. Many pets develop separation anxiety especially during this crazy time when majority people were stuck inside barely leaving the house.

Keep Reading... Show less
Robert Bye on Unsplash

I live by New York City and I am so excited for all of the summer adventures.

Keep Reading... Show less

The invention of photography

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.


The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers


Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments