Today two people inspired me.
First, was the conductor on the train. Now I can’t imagine that being a train conductor is the most exciting job in the world and I am sure most kids don’t grow up wishing they worked as one. But the gentleman on the train today gave his job 110%. As we pulled into London we were provided with an apology for the slow running of the train (nothing unusual there), but also an update on how the tube was running (occasionally happens) as well as a weather report for London (never had that before). I thought it was great that this man took a job which is probably not all that inspiring and put his own stamp on it and put the extra effort in to make it more interesting. Currently I am signed up to do some temp secretarial work. Something that I have done for about 8 years of my life and something that I have come to nigh on despise. However, this man has inspired me (once I get some temp work) to put that extra bit of effort in and maybe then the job won’t be so awful.
Second, I met fellow blogger Ana Maria for coffee. We can chat the hind leg off a donkey but one of the conversations we had was about our various ‘side-lines’. Ana Maria has only been in the UK for a year and is shortly off to Kuala Lumpur (which is terribly exciting in itself) but she has started several enterprises while she has been here including an online vintage-market and various design and photographic projects. The thing is she just does them, doesn’t question her own abilities, compare herself or put walls in her way (or at least to the extent that it stops her doing things). I am just going to start doing – stop umming and aahhing and come up with a plan and do stuff. Life is too short, no?
This also inspired me from Leah at Thx, Thx, Thx