Welcome to JFS School's official Blog. This is our third year of the blog and represents a chance for our new team of intrepid student journalists to write what's on their minds. The Autumn term’s blog theme focuses on “Inspiration” - so stay tuned for some fantastic creative writing.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

INSPIRATION: No Inspiration

So when asked to do a creative writing task on your ‘Inspiration’ I felt I had a moral obligation to look up the most inspiring people on earth. However, nothing caught my eye so I came to the conclusion that I have no Inspiration. From then on I decided to look, in depth, at what Inspiration really means.
The word inspiration usually means something that mentally stimulates you. But inspiration also means to breathe in. The meanings poetically combine when you think of yourself breathing in thoughts, filling your body with ideas. But do not forget to breathe out.

Some people go through hundreds of websites to find inspiration like me! However, looking for inspiration is harder than it seems. Musicians, writers, artists, and most people are scouring the world for inspiration. They breathe in and in and in, yet most of them are not feeling inspired enough. They are looking for more, thinking something else out there will truly inspire them.

Do you want to know why? It is because nothing is truly inspiring unless you apply it to your work. In other words, your work itself is the inspiration. You may hear something or see something that gives you a new idea, but it is only when you stop and think of your work through this new perspective that you actually jump up and go to turn the idea into reality. That is the real inspiration that everyone is looking for!

People think that if they keep reading articles, browsing books, listening to talks, or meeting people, they are going to suddenly become inspired. But constantly seeking inspiration has the opposite effect.

You have to pause the input and focus on your output. For every bit of inspiration, use it and amplify it by applying it to your work. Then you will finally feel the inspiration you have been seeking.