Inspiration: From Where Do You Draw Your Energy #NaBloPoMo

Inspiration ~


Have you ever thought about what inspires you on a day to day basis? From where exactly do you draw your energy? I know that I get mine from Duke Energy as they send me a horrendous bill every month to prove it. :P Seriously though, I think what inspires me most is, of course, my family and friends. However, there are many more things that give me inspiration than just the people that I know.

What Is Your Inspiration?

I think the biggest non-human thing that inspires me would be my goals. I have just begun participating in the Day Zero Project. My goal is to complete 101 things on a to-do list in 1,001 days. For me, the reward of seeing a crossed off item on a list {and of course the finished project} definitely inspires me to continue.

Many people make resolutions each year but I have decided to forego the traditional resolutions for the Day Zero Project. Many of the things that I want to accomplish are pretty big and by boxing them into a year, I would definitely have to lose a few. Also, when I make a traditional resolution I find that I go at it like gang busters to begin with and am bored with it after a few months.

For instance, last year my New Year’s Resolution was to read 60 books. I read like 15 – all in the first quarter of the year and nothing after. Nice, eh? I just read so many at once that I completely burned myself out. So, I left books off of my Day Zero Project list except for like 1 or 2. These are books that I have wanted to read for years and just haven’t gotten quite around to. Well, I have 1,001 days to make it happen. Let’s hope this list is the inspiration I need to actually get stuff done. :)

NaBloPoMo January 2013

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for Eat Play Rock and State By State Travel. Her interests include traveling, home decor and DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her daughter, Amber, and her {and not so furry} friends.


  1. This looks like it would a unique and fantastic way of seeing your goals slowly be completed. I love that idea and may have to steal it for the year. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. You are so funny! I love reading your posts!! What a great thing to participate in…good luck with your goals, (and good luck with that electric bill) ;)

  3. YAY for the Day Zero Project! I started mine last year. I’ve found that during the first 366 days, my interests and desires changed – I plan to make a few updates to my list to keep it fresh and current. Doing that should make it feel less like a chore and more purposeful!

  4. Mine change on a daily basis lol :)

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