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 lifestyle blogger that runs the ship that is Cheap Is The New Classy. She loves to do home decor and DIY projects, organize stuff, enjoy a nice cup of coffee and travel. She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, Jay, teen daughter, Amber, and too many furry {and not so furry} friends to count.


  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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