Okay, someone who inspires me. Can I write an entire blog post about myself? Ha ha probably best not too!
I’m not sure that there is one single person that inspires me. I find inspiration on a daily basis here on wordpress through the amazing bloggers I follow and also over on my g+ page. I also find inspiration through my friends, my daughter…oh my daughter inspires me, she inspires me to be amazing and to smile and laugh but most of all to simply be brave, she is one of the bravest children I know (she has a neurological condition that makes her scared of movement! Seriously if it moves it scares her!) and yet there she is every morning with huge massive cuddles and kisses for me! She inspires me to love openly from the very center of my heart, just the other day we were listening to Sandi Thom, I wish I was a punk rocker and she turns to me at the end of the song and says, “Mum, you put flowers in my heart!” My goodness I love that girl :).
The author Alice Walker, The Color Purple inspires me. This amazing author took hold of the theme of abuse and she pushed it too its limits and truly explored the depth of abuse, relationships, gender, so many things. And she wasn’t scared. She wasn’t scared to use vulgar language, or to explore sex or physical abuse, or racism. Alice Walker inspires me to write what I want to write, not what society believes women should write.
Karen Hayward (copyright 2015)