June was my month of inspiration.
I don’t know if that statement is a cop-out because it was totally unplanned. But I guess that’s the thing with inspiration, hey?
So last month, a couple of things happened:
I met an astronaut
Well, I didn’t really meet him — rather, I attended his talk. Does it count that I was in the first row? Hehe. Greg Chamitoff spoke at an educational technology conference I attended. And while he spoke about things like space camps and how they’re getting kids to become more involved in space… he also spoke about inspiration, the essence of it. Having a dream, and chasing after it, persevering, believing.
It reminded me that while I’m technically already an adult, it’s never too late to go after the things I want. To go beyond the mundanities of life and seek the things that excite me.
I watched a film about mountains
My friend got free tickets to the movie, accompanied by a live orchestra. I honestly thought that it would last, like, 15 minutes. How many mountain shots can you possibly get? Seventy minutes, apparently — and I loved every minute of it.
Not only was I exposed to the awesomeness of mountain athletes (especially the insane but talented Alex Honnold) it reminded me that the world is vast. And beautiful.
I was supposed to go away for Easter but plans fell through… I was disappointed, and just cocooned myself in Sydney. With this film, I was reminded — there are so many beautiful things to see. There are so many different ways to enjoy the world.
I went to museums
While both museums were targeted towards kids, I can’t deny it was tons of fun. There’s something about learning random bits of information (Did you know wombats have a solid butt-bone and poop cubes?) or finding out how life was decades and centuries ago. The experiences reminded me there was so much to be curious about around me.
I think… with the way that everything has happened the last few months, I’d just been going through the motions. I settled comfortably in my routine of work, exercise, and my usual social activities. I guess I really needed that wake-up call that there is so much more to life than routine. There is so many passions I could pursue, places I could see, things I could be curious about.
Just in time for the second half of the year!