Last night, after a long day, I got to sit down and hang out with my musical cousin, Aubrey. It was amazing. Just about every time we’re together, I marvel over how similar musicians and writers are. Aubrey’s and my personalities are totally different. The way we think through stuff is different (she’s logical…). The way we see life is different (she’s realistic…). And yet we can relate to one another in a way that I don’t relate to most people.
The dedication. The art. The inspiration. The dreams. Taking every-day-thoughts and turning them into a story. The challenges. The hurdles. The joys. The hopes.
We talked about how you can’t just wait for inspiration to come. About how to market our products. About daily schedules. About the writing process. She made me want to concentrate on writing more (she has that effect on me) and I cheered her on with her journey.
I love the time I get to spend with Aubrey. Even though we have to work through misunderstands caused by different personalities, it’s well worth it. I know I can count on her to keep me on track. She’s the kind of girl who won’t listen to excuses, but pushes me to the next level. Some days when I feel like I’ve worked enough, I think of Aubrey and all her hours of practice and I realize I can work just a little bit longer. I watch her dedication and I’m inspired. I’m thrilled beyond words to have her in my life. Thanks, Aubs!
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! -Psalm 133:1
What about you? Who do you have in your life who inspires you to keep going, even when the going gets rough? Oh yes, and Happy Monday, folks!