Saturday, 9 August 2008


Inspiration is like free spins at the pokies. It that makes you invincible for awhile. You can do anything, go anywhere, and you have nothing to fear.

Those free spins exist in real life too. It may be a picture, or some words, or a sound, or a idea, or a mistake, or a moment.

Whatever it is, pick it up and run with it. Run with it like you stole it.

You can’t bottle up inspiration. You can’t put it in a Glad bag, chuck it in the freezer, and dig it out later. It’s instantly perishable if you don’t utilise it whilst it’s fresh…

It’s true. I do my best to accommodate inspiration when it shows up. Fortunately, I get inspired easily. Unfortunately, it’s rare that I have time to exlore what I am inspired about. I’m still trying to work out what to do about that.

But those moments of inspiration are like gold.

This last week has been a series of inspirations, starting from the high ropes.

Climbing 15m up a tree and then leveraging myself, my whole still fairly large self, onto a little platform, and then jumping off First of all the adrenalin thing was amazing. So similar to the post birth hormone rush, it was incredible.

Then since then, daily, as soon as my mind tells me "I can't", I can hear myself immediately say, to myself, "Shit Luce, if you can jump out of a tree, I am damn sure you can resist a chocolate biscuit."

I have also started walking pretty much daily with a friend, and she herself inspires me. She has a lot more weight to lose than me. She is a beautiful soul, who has so so much potential. But, regardless of what I say, she cannot yet connect or believe in her own potential. (I wish she could.)
It has also made me realise that I CAN ALREADY SEE AND CONNECT MY OWN POTENTIAL. That is the major part of the journey already accomplished, surely?
If I can visualise the huge amount of potential I have,  if I can already "feel" how even more brilliant life is going to be once I have finished losing weight, it is almost at its reality?

Which is pretty inspiring.


1 comment:

  1. Your inspiration is an inspiration to others - so beautifully written Lucy. I think you NEED to write a book my dear, so use this as inspiration to "play" with in your mind and see what comes up for you....!!! You are doing so well and as always I look forward to the next update, hope all else is good for you, we will talk again soon xoxox


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