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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To The Boy Who Will Love Me Next

If you can't understand these few things, leave before things get too involved

To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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