You don’t need to be a writer or an artist to be inspired. Nature has always been able to take my breath away – and there’s so much about our own planet that I’m stilling learning about I can’t help but bring it into my work.
I’m sure you’ve heard of spelunking or, for the average joe/josephine, cave exploration. When I started looking into the natural sciences and geology for book two of The Chronicles of Xannia, Cadence of Consequences I was blown away by what I found.
It is indescribable what nature is capable of and these caves though they seem like something from a work of science fiction are real and reachable.
What you might find even more incredible is that when I tried explaining to an older, learned gentleman I used to work for that my fiction stories were in fact based on reality – he didn’t believe me. He could not comprehend the size and expansive nature of some of these natural caverns. He threw up a mental wall, shook his head condescendingly and never gave it a second thought.
I don’t know about you, but simply knowing these places exist is not enough – they are definitely on my bucket list of things to do and places to see. And I tell you what… I love that I was right – lol!
What inspires you? Where do you draw strength and a sense of purpose from in your life? And – what’s on your bucket list 😉 ? I’d love to know.