Why It's Important To Find Your Muse

Why It's Important To Find Your Muse

Find your muse and who you are, it is the best thing you can do in your life.

Muse- (noun) a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist

When people hear the word "muse", they automatically think of a deranged artist obsessed with their work or someone painting a canvas, sculpting, creating their heart's innermost desires. But who's to say we aren't the same? Who's to say that, we too, aren't artists? Life is our canvas; our words, actions, and decisions are our paintbrushes, but the real mystery is: what's our muse? What is it that inspires us to create our own masterpieces?

More often than not, we as a human race find ourselves stressing and fretting uselessly over what our future may hold and where we are going in life. Often times we think or dwell on the past. We live each day without a true purpose, thinking that we just need to make it to the next day or to the next paycheck all the while never really living.

We wonder where our purpose has gone as we stare aimlessly into the abyss we call everyday life. We tread like zombies through the towns that we know no history about. We walk in a massive cosmos, oblivious to the wonderment of it all. We just exist. We've seemed to have lost the one thing that inspires us or have yet to find it. People often think that you must be an artist to create or to find a creative afflatus, but what we don't realize is that the world is our creation. What we do with it or in it is our decision to make once we find our way. It's just a matter of discovering it.

This is where we begin to find our purpose, our muse.

Your muse doesn't have to be related to art (although it can be). Your muse can be a lover, dance, music, religion, a connection to animals, love, or even yourself. You can choose to be your own muse. You can choose to find the one thing that inspires you to actually live and to find yourself in your journey of life. We spend too much time of our existence wasting time over things that may not matter in the end. We lose our spark along the way or give up and never see the light of success that could easily be ours. We forget to realize that we don't have an eternity. Time is ticking, and the hand on the clock only turns one way.

No one knows how long we have on this earth so why not find the very thing that drives you to the edge of living to become who you want to be. Whether it's dancing in the rain during vivacious thunderstorms, giving a helping hand to those in need, sitting on your knees with your head bowed in front of an altar, traveling the world, or giving wholehearted love to your family; don't be afraid to find your true self.

When you find your muse. Paint a new picture in your life and paint it for yourself and for the world to see. Your muse may not have always been with you, but that's the joy in finding it. You may not be the next Picasso, but at least you can say you have found your purpose in life. I think the key to finding yourself is to find your muse so you can be inspired to discover the path you were meant to walk on. So live life for yourself and no one else.

Find your muse.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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8 Old Katelyn Tarver Songs You Probably Haven't Heard

None of her new songs will ever go as hard as "Chasing Echoes" and that's a fact.


Years ago, I found (through iTunes recommendations) a pretty cool female artist. Later found out she was on "Big Time Rush", and then I found out she had some new songs out. I decided to give her new songs a listen, and they're good. However, I prefer some of her older stuff, which sadly isn't on Spotify. Fortunately, YouTube exists, and I'm here to share the best ones.

1. "Wonderful Crazy"

This is just a fun, upbeat song for when you're having a good day. Would recommend playing in your car with the windows rolled down.

2. "Rain"

I have a very specific memory of a time when this song blessed my life, but for all intents and purposes, it is a beautiful and happy song.

3. "I'll Make It Real"

This is a beautiful song with a wonderful message about staying true to yourself. I used to listen to it on the way to school every day my senior year of high school.

4. "Something In Me"

Featured in the greatest show of all time, "South of Nowhere" season 1 episode 6. A very relatable breakup mood.

5. "Love Alone"

This is definitely the second-hardest-hitting song she's ever released. The fact that this is not on Spotify or even iTunes anymore is just not fair.

6. "Favorite Girl"

This one's cute and upbeat, a definite crush mood. Not on the same level as "Love Alone", but it's still underrated.

7. "Closer to My Heart"

Another cute love song. I'll tie it with "Everything" for cutest love song on her first album. Highly recommend both.

8. "Chasing Echoes"

Facts are facts and the facts are that Katelyn Tarver's new stuff could never go as hard as "Chasing Echoes". I can't even begin to explain how deeply these lyrics cut through me when I was fifteen. Even now, this song can take me all the way back. She is robbing us by not making this available on streaming services (or even to purchase). Katelyn, bring this song back, I am begging you.

Anyway, I'm still enjoying the new stuff and am excited to see what's next.

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