It’s a personal goal of mine to make more of an effort to do things that inspire me — getting out and experiencing the city, reading good books, going to live music shows, taking walks, etc.
Today, I attended Weapons of Mass Creation with a friend, and it got me thinking about my brand and some of the creative dreams I’ve had on my heart for a while. I have a feeling I’ll be doing some brainstorming these next few weeks, so I’m able to better define some of these dreams and what I might shape them into.
I’ll be honest, much of our day consisted of food (a quinoa wrap with avocado aioli, red velvet cupcake, clementine juice, and a peach/banana/apple smoothie, for example,), but we also took in a few speakers, listened to some tunes, and appreciated artwork.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes/thoughts of the day:
Make time to rest: “You can’t innovate if you’re exhausted.”
It’s all about how you hustle—right people/right places.
“Your work comes from a deeper place; you have to define it for yourself and to the world.”
“Artists: blogs need to be more than a collection of art, they need to be a collaboration of creation curation.”
“Create because it’s who we are. Create to be who we want to be. Participate in something that moves you. Be relentless and create more.”
“Create an experience. That’s what differentiates your brand.”
“People appreciate what nobody else has.”
All in all, it was a good (creative—and tasty!) day spent with a good friend. I’m so thankful for the inspiring friendships I’ve been blessed with.