Saturday, June 03, 2006

TWQ:Inspirations

This week, TWQ (The Weekend Question) asks you what might be an easy or a tough question:

Who (or what) inspires you to go in the direction you do in life, to decide what choices to make, and to write whatever you do?

My answer is:

My parents have always been hugely influential in the decisions I make. Though my mother may no longer be here, I do ask to myself, "What would she have said?" As for my writing, my active childhood imagination has always been a key part. I've always liked writing, and a Journal gives me the chance to express it.

37 comments:

Mitey Mite said...

Ooh, heavy stuff for so early in the morning. Since I will have to live with the consequences, I try to make decisions that I won't regret or be embarrassed by in the future. (Whether or not I succeed is an entirely different subject!)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for the visit my dear Captain! You know, I'm not sure anymore what inspires me, or what did...I think a word of encouragement from almost anyone I truly respect and love has opened the floodgates to my creativity in the past...And that is probably still true...Those little words of encouragement are terribly important to that faucet being turned on full force. What I write or paint or compose comes from some place that I cannot put into words...

This is such a good provocative question Jean-Luc...It makes one stop and think! Thank you for that!

Miss Cellania said...

Off topic- Captain, you are a topic today at The Presurfer!

Mike said...

I guess I would have to say my family is the biggest influence on the decisions I make.

Here from Michele's

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Anything and anyone inspires me to write or do anything. It just takes something to give me the urge to do anything I wish to do. It's not easy but when it's there I can't stop.
I have been trying to visit your site for several days now but could not. All I get is a black blank page. I don't know if it's blogger or mine.
Anyway, I'm inviting you to come over my site today. It's my special day and I would love to have you there.
Have a nice weekend.

Yaeli said...

My boyfriend greatly inspires my decisions about where I'm going in life. He has opened up a whole other world and culture for me, and with his sweet and gentle nature inspires me to be a better person everyday.

Michele sent me.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i think since i've had my kids, everything i do is really influenced by them, made me want to be a better person and i think before some of the things i might have done before i had them.

fairscape said...

JP

Time and the river.

Nova said...

Loss and pain have been my inspiration, and I write to cleanse my soul.

Bill said...

My main motivation is to take care of my family. For now, that means staying in the Corps for another few years. When that's done, maybe I'll follow my father's advice and get a "real" job.

Shane said...

oddly enough. my inspiration comes from the reactions and joy of others. I guess I've never really had an inspiring influence.

michele sent me

TNChick said...

Myself...

I don't have one person but my husband is often inspiring for me.

dddragon said...

I would have to say that my children are responsible for what I'm doing with my life. They'll be off to college in three years. Then I'll have to get on with my own life. (scary thought!)

kenju said...

My mom was my driving force; sometimes to my detriment. In school, I had teachers who inspired me to read and then read some more. I credit them with helping me to decide what direction to go - but then I got married and didn't do anything but raise children for a long time. Finally, for the last 25 years, I have gotten to do what I want to do!

Michele sent me.

heather said...

my parents were huge in terms of the foundation that was laid for how i go about life. big shocker there. but, in both good and bad ways -- i was taught things i want to emulate, and also things i do not. odd mix (and normal, i'm sure) but that's me.

as for what inspires me now, i would say it's my wife and friends. people have a way of pulling you in, often in ways you wouldn't expect. such is the nature of individuality... so even though she's hot, keep seven away!

lizzie said...

Hi. I found your blog on Blogs of Note. Really funny. I haven't read the entire blog, but the parts that I have read were very entertaining. You have such a great imagination.

Susan said...

Gosh deep and meaningfull question there Jean-Luc.
I have to say that what I beleive in is God. I am a Christian, and I beleive in what the bible says, that Jesus died, rose from the dead, and is the bridge between God and myself.
Other than God I find my main influence has to come from my husband, and my friends, and my family.
And as for writing, it's just what I see as I see it. :)

Abbie said...

My siblings, the crazy kids who get me through the day and keep me from doing anything I wouldn't want them to do. They keep me writing, because they love to read it.

Melody Lam said...

What inspires me...?

Oh, definately Kathryn Janeway. She inspires all my Voyager fanfic.

When it comes to writing in my blog, it's me.

Otherwise, it's the plethora of good writing out there that I read like blood is to a vampire.

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Jaime H. said...

Probably a combination of my faith (Christianity) and self-discovery inspires me to make the life decisions that I do. As for writing, for my fantasy, I think it's just seeing blank paper and a pen. For my more serious stuff, it's my life experiences.

Really good question, Captain!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Some beautiful answers. I've really enjoyed reading them so far.

Friday, other's have mentioned the black screen before. I thought I had solved it. I'll be coming over in a moment.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Michele sent me back this early A.M. here in L.A....And just before I toddle off to z-land, I will say that I still think this a great great question...!

Star said...

It's hard to say who inspires me. My choices are often influenced by my family, and how my decisions will affect them. Michele sent me.

Claire said...

My Mum is probably the biggest influence on my decisions, I've been through stages of not listening to her advice or guidance and have usually regretted doing so!

Claire said...

I'm back but from Michele's this time! Have a great Sunday!

kristal said...

Everything I do, every choice that I make right now is for my kids. My life pretty much revolves around them. As far as what I write about, sometimes I write about my kids but sometimes I use my writing as an escape!

Here via Michele.

~Silent Lilac~ said...

For your TWQ, I'd have to say every author of every book I've ever read since the age of 6. That adds up to a lot of books in 25 years.

jennypenny said...

Hmm what insipres me to make decisions on where i want to go in my life. That is a very tough question as I usually make alot of spur of the moment decisions. I'm pretty selfish right now so I just do what I want!

Here from Michele's

Ciera said...

I dunno how to answer this...so I'll have to pass on TWQ this week.

Soulfull said...

Great blog you have here! My two little sons are my inspiration. I hope that my writings will help them to know more about their mom when I'm no longer here..

nettie said...

Writing...whatever pops into my head (or dreams) that I think might be amusing to others. As for life in general...mostly I try to listen to my wise voice, and a few wise friends...but I usually end up going with the emotional.

Mince said...

Sherlock Holmes.
My collegues and clients.
Hope that the world is progressing towards something a bit more like The UFP.

mark said...

Yo Captain Picard I just wanna say great blog and good question. I think what has inspired me is the pursuit of what I consider to be the truth. Even if it makes me uncomfortable. Although I do have to warn you Jean Luc that I do not trust you as you were kidnapped and assimilated by the borg. What assurances can you give us that you are not infiltrating our computers so as to have the borg monitor and eventually take over the entire globe. This is the deal Jean Luc I dont know whether or not you have been purged of the compulsion to assimilate and assimilate the rest of us into the whole. If spock were here he would no what to do. Where is spock? Jean Luc. If you could tell me this I would be a lot less suspicious of you. Mark

Osquer said...

My writing is inspired by everything around me. I try to find wonder even in minutae. Like Alice I try to believe three impossible things before breakfast!

My actions have been inspired quite a bit by the concept of Karma. It makes sense mathmatically. If I do good things, that increases the total number of good things that are going on. That automatically increases the likelyhood of good things happening to me. It's logical. OMG I sound like a Vulcan! I've got to go check my ears for points.

Mince: Yay Sherlock! http://osquer42.blogspot.com/2006/06/speaking-of-star-wars.html

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