R Squared | Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy
Not only is this another Style Me Bloggers link-up but it’s also the final Style Me Bloggers link-up
Our swan song. Our fond farewell.
And that’s a looooong time.
But before you run for the Kleenex, I hope you can take comfort in knowing that the gals and I are embarking (I feel like Christopher Columbus or Cristobal Colon, as we call him here) on a new adventure. I don’t want to say too much yet but I think our latest endeavor will offer something for everyone. Stay tuned.
Now, on to today’s prompt…What inspires me?
As PC would say, this is toughy tough-tough. I can think of about a 900 people WHO inspire me, who encourage me to be my best and try my best. Who have helped me along this journey called life.
But trying to determine what inspires me was harder.
I decided to take some online quizzes to help me find that answer.
The first quiz I took, What Inspires You?, was at TestQ. You can take the quiz, too, by clicking here. But if you do, you have to share your results in a comment below. Promise?
Apparently the folks over at TestQ know me better than I know myself because I would never have been able to figure this out on my own but it feels pretty accurate.
I am a helper. Helping others inspires me.
I don’t want to mislead you that I am this incredibly generous philanthropist, or do-gooder, or Red Cross volunteer but when I am able to do something small that might help someone, I feel inspired to do more and to try to be a better person.
Here’s what TestQ said about me:
Not everyone has the compassion and generosity to look out for the greater good. Lucky for all of us, there are kindhearted people like you who make a real difference in this world. You’re probably the first to step up and lend a helping hand whenever you can whether it’s organizing a book drive for the library, serving dinner at a soup kitchen, or giving an elderly neighbor a ride to the doctor.
Chances are, you’re also driven by your ideals and want to really make a difference in the work that you do. But that doesn’t mean you’re unrealistic. You know that Rome wasn’t built in a day and that it takes years — and even decades — to make changes in the fabric of society. Until poverty, illiteracy, and a plethora of other ills are no more, you’ll do what you can to help out and make life better wherever and however you can.
Since the results from that test were so positive and uplifting, inspirational, if you will, I asked myself, why stop there? And I proceeded to find another test to take to help identify what inspires me.
Enter test number 2,What Are You Inspired By? from PlayBuzz.
Yes, you can take it, too, click here, but please share your results.
I showed you mine, you show me yours.
You are inspired by Historical Events!
When something major happens in today’s society or has made a lasting impression in our past, you like to soak it in thoroughly, therefore remembering these occurrences for the rest of your life. These events can range from a variety of circumstances; it could be something as politically severe as MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, or something heart-warming like the Wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton. Watching history unfold or studying the implication of previously recorded events has a profound impact on who you are, what you believe and your personal inspiration. This inspiration propels you into a world where you believe that one person can make a difference, helping you achieve an activist or humanitarian perspective in your every-day life. Today’s actions are tomorrow’s effects, and you want to be a part of anything that causes positive change and not negative consequence.
I think the fact that I chose the Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall as answers for this quiz probably influenced my results.
On a roll, why stop now?
But this is where I pressed my luck. I looked for another quiz to take.
My third and final quiz was undoubtedly written by a ‘tween as evidenced in all of the punctuation mark happy faces, exclamation points (I do like an exclamation point, myself, now and then!!), and a question about my secret crush with answers like One Direction and Justin Bieber.
Here’s the link for this little cutie, What Quote Would Inspire You Most?, click here.
And the results complete with punctuation emoticon…
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
To summarize, I am apparently inspired by an opportunity to help someone or make a difference, by the lessons we can learn through history, and by tackling obstacles (such as tall basketball players) in my path.
Coincidentally, or not so much since there really are no coincidences in this world, I wore this shirt to work today. Truly didn’t think about it at all.
Please stop by the posts of my Style Me Blogger buddies to see what inspires them. And if you, blog, please link up with us!
Hugs and kisses,