Tuesday, May 24, 2011


It seems like a lot of my blog posts stem from movies. I really didn't intend it to be that way, sometimes they just speak to me, ya know?

Anywho, the other night I watched an HBO miniseries called Temple Grandin. It's about an autistic girl who learns and does some amazing things.

I have two autistic cousins, so you can imagine how the story affected me. They have an amazing mother who does so much for them. She inspires me!

Back to the movie, after you watch this girl figure out how to deal with her autism, she says something really cool about how her mother pushed her to be better.

The things she overcame are nothing compared to my small task of trying to write a book. In fact Temple Grandin has written several books!

It just goes to show that it doesn't matter who you are, if you work hard enough and let others inspire and guide you, you can accomplish anything!

It just made me realized that I'm not going to stop writing if someone doesn't like it. I'll just take that and work harder. No one accomplished anything worthwhile by taking one shot. They had to develop their talents take rejection and keep going!

That's why I named this blog A Book, A Girl, A Journey, because it's not about a light switch. It's about a process of refining myself to be a better writer and a better person.

If you ever feel like a failure, watch this video, it will keep you going.

What inspires you?


Joross Barredo said...

Your right about that. What inspires me is the fact that i am able to wake up every morning with the realization that He has given me another day to fulfill my purpose in life which I'm still searching for. :)

MissDMarie said...

My friends inspire me, and other blogs. I try to keep a vast array of both around me to keep things from getting too cookie cutter-from my wardrobe to my risk taking. =]

Melanie said...

I learned all about Temple in my agriculture classes at BYU. She designed the best layout for chutes to work cattle. She would actually crawl through them and "see" what the cattle saw and what would scare them. Anyway, I thought that was neat you mentioned her.

I am inspired by music. It moves me. I also love Education Week at BYU. The talks are so spiritual, while at the same time, educational, entertaining, and so inspiring.