Inspiration | October 24

Inspiration October 24

I’ve been totally obsessed with this (sad) song all week. As in, the playcount is embarassing.

I read a book suggested by this bookstore and it was one of my favourites in recent memory. Their recommended reading Pinterest board is my new go-to for book ideas.

How to break blogger’s block? Solve your readers’ problems.

Olivia posted photos from her recent trip to Bermuda and they are so beautiful. Heart-eyes emoji.

The 2015 Calendar bundle is out! Beautifully designed Photoshop files that you can drag your own photos into and then print. I made these for my parents for Christmas and they came out beautifully.

This week I found out that there is a Creative Cloud membership option for photographers: $10/month for Photoshop and Lightroom. I think I’m going to do it!

I think at some point on my trip, I’ll be volunteering for a few weeks at the elephant nature park in Chiang Mai.

Huckberry has Explorer’s Grants! I entered to win a trip for two, $3K worth of equipment and private photo lessons on the trip with photographer Chris Burkard. Regardless of whether I win: what an amazingly cool contest.

I really want to make this homemade barbeque sauce.

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There must be something in the air, because I’ve been having more creative ideas lately than I know what to do with. To name just two: I’m planning out a new product launch for the store, and starting to map out ideas for my first e-course. I’m excited! There’s so much on my mind, but I’m excited about all of it. This weekend is the international fireworks festival here in Busan, and then on Sunday we might go for a hike! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

ps. If you haven’t filled out my survey yet, I would love to get your input! I’ve been so interested in the responses so far. It’s only 4 questions long and multiple choice! Find it here.

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Photo Walk: Orange

Photo Walk Orange

I meant to do a photo walk for the next colour in the rainbow not long after I did red, but it’s hilarious how fast time gets away from me these days. I have blog posts I’ve been meaning to write since I arrived in Korea, that I just push back each month on my editorial calendar. Everything gets done eventually though, in its own good time, so I’m trying to embrace letting it come naturally. Last week I finally got around to orange, and there orange was, in the flowers that had just blossomed and fresh persimmons everywhere. These are some of the orange photos I took over the course of about an hour on a weekday morning last week.

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You can see all my other past photo walks here.

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Life In Limbo E-Course Survey!

Today I have a favour to ask you.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to be helpful. This week I shared this quote from Maya Angelou on Instagram:

“When you get, give. When you learn, teach.”

I love it, because it implies that you should simply always try to share what you have: knowledge, money, ideas, love. So I’ve been trying to do more of that lately by sharing tutorials and how-tos more often on the blog, in the hopes that it can solve someone’s problem or make something seem a little easier.

I’ve been wanting to create a more in-depth e-course for a while now, but was stumped as to where to start. I didn’t know what topic would be most interesting while still being useful, or if anyone would even be interested. Then last week I read an installment of this business story (a very inspiring series I’ve been really enjoying) where the writer talked about using a survey to poll her readers about a particular product she was making. Bingo! A lightbulb went off for me. Why not just ask?

So here I am, asking. I would love to hear your opinions, get your feedback and learn about what you’re most interested in when it comes to a possible e-course from me. The idea of creating a program to share what I know is so exciting to me, but I want to make sure it’s as helpful and relevant as possible. Thank you as always for reading, and for caring. I really appreciate it.

You can find the survey right here.

Thank you!

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(More) Thoughts On Running a 10K

Shoes

Today on the podcast Laura and I are discussing our experiences running a 10K race. I know I covered the topic fairly thoroughly already but in case you missed it/were curious/want to learn more, it was a lot of fun to discuss on the show. The episode doesn’t have a lot of practical tips (I’m working on pulling together a post full of my tips and lessons learned soon!) but it shows two different approaches to running the same length of race.

We also talk about our fitness goals for the fall – I first shared mine for October here. I’m failing at the running distance goal, but my nightly walks are becoming a lovely part of my daily routine. Every time I start to feel too hunched over and anxious in the evenings at my computer, I go out to finish my 10,000 steps for the day and I always feel better when I get home. It’s a goal I think I’m going to roll over to next month for sure.

You can find the episode here or subscribe to us on iTunes here. Thanks for listening!

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