Help Others, Help Yourself

I've lost my inspiration. Not my drive but my inspiration. I am still pushing for what I want but creatively I'm stuck. I can't write, can't edit, even forgot some of the music I used to know how to play.

I am blaming this on an extreme lack of sleep. coupled with a crazy work schedule, not a lot of down time and not a lot of focus. 

Either way I'm blocked and my inspiration is gone. That little spark that I felt a couple weeks ago has faded to a dull glimmer and I am struggling to get it back.

At least that was me earlier this week. And then something happened. Something out of the blue. As I have said in earlier posts inspiration is a funny thing. It hits us when we least expect it and comes from unexpected sources. 

This inspiration came from a source that has inspired me before and continues to but it came at a time when I really needed it.

I was near the end of a crazy week full of crazy work hours, unexpected weather events and the usual stupid people to top it all off. Then something unexpected happened. A new vlog came up on SGP. It was very simple, Hilarie and Nick telling secrets, but at the end they left us with yet another cliffhanger, something they are getting really good at over there. Well this got me thinking and focusing my attention off of the drama and stuff that was weighing me down. This was the start of the inspiration.

Then I woke up the next "morning" and was greeted my the "secret." SGP was selling T-shirts and the logo had been reveled. I was ecstatic. I have been waiting for both of these things. And then I watched the vlog to go with the post. I found out that my purchase would directly help them with making the movie. I was so excited. I was finally going to be able to make a direct impact for them. I can shout it from the rooftops, tell as many people as I know, talk them up as much as possible but none of that felt like enough. 

I'm a helper, a fixer, a person with a hero complex if you will. I don't like sitting on the sidelines. I like the more direct approach. Therefore I wanted to be able to directly help in some small or large way. I know that by helping get the word out I'm helping but in my mind it's not enough. The fact that the economy sucks, people are pinching pennies and studios are cutting back means that making movies right now, especially independent movies, is a lot harder than it was. The funding just isn't what it used to be. So the fact that by purchasing my 2 small T-shirts I could help give just a little bit to them to get this wonderful movie made I feel like I finally have done something. 

This might seem crazy and it probably is but as I have said I'm a fixer, I have a hero complex. I want to help in any way and every way that I can. The small things never seem enough. I always am looking to do more. I still would love to be able to do more, for them, for others. But until that day I have helped in every way that I know of and for now that will have to do.

So everyone go to SGP and buy 1, 2, 10 shirts. They are totally worth every penny. 


KasiaZi April 13, 2009 at 2:48 AM  

That's absolutely OK. It happens to all the masters. This is just a point where you need to slow down, clear your head, take a deep breath. Remind yourself reasons why are you doing what you are doing and observe to seek inspiration in others actions. It will always come back, don't worry :)

Stargazer April 13, 2009 at 10:31 AM  

I am so glad that you found your inspiration again! SGP has a way of doing that. They are constantly inspiring me ... and if it's not SGP directly, it's you or Ali or Becca or Megan ~ somebody associated with this giant inspirational ball of goodness that we call Team SGP!

You constantly inspire me and lift my spirits, Kim. Please don't forget that you have that impact on people yourself. Keep up the wonderful work that you're doing! You definitely are a superhero in my book :)


Ella Preuss April 13, 2009 at 11:43 AM  

"I don't like sitting on the sidelines. I like the more direct approach."
This is just how I am. And I feel just like you do. So imagine how hard it was for me not to be able to help them by buying a T. Such a small thing, yet such a big impact. Right?
I'll help them in due course, in the meantime I'll continue helping the ones nearer to me.

xo, Ella

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