Freeplaylife Challenge:: Week 18!

I have mad love for facebook. And for instagram. And for twitter. And for pinterest. Also, while I’m at it…Draw Something! I love them. Love love love them! It’s not the social media butterfly aspect, it’s simply that I find y’all so inspirational. I love the awesome that I find there…simple as that! I get great ideas, empowering quotes, and a goddess sisterhood (also, brotherhood…a small but mighty minority!). It’s good to live in the age of the internet!

This month of July is going to be all about finding a muse…finding that person that inspires and connects you to a huge amount of awesome.

The dictionary defines a muse as

noun
1.
Classical Mythology .
a.
any of a number of sister goddesses, originally given as Aoede (song), Melete (meditation), and Mneme (memory), but latterly and more commonly as the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne who presided over various arts: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (lyric poetry), Euterpe (music), Melpomene (tragedy), Polyhymnia (religious music), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), and Urania (astronomy); identified by the Romans with the Camenae.
b.
any goddess presiding over a particular art.
2.
( sometimes lowercase ) the goddess or the power regarded as inspiring a poet, creative artist, thinker, or the like.

and also:

verb (used with object)
3.
to meditate on.
4.
to comment thoughtfully or ruminate upon.

I’ve secretly always wanted to be a muse to someone. I like the idea of sister godesses, and I like the idea of someone being a catalyst for creativity, art, and passion. I also like how it’s also connected to a meditative kind of awareness and stillness of thought. There’s also a dynamic between muse/artist that intrigues me. John Lennon had his Yoko Ono. Andy Warhol had Edie Sedgwick. Diego Rivera had Frieda Kahlo.

Here’s a list of the top 10 muses of all time.

This week, the challenge is to find your own muse. But there is one rule. You cannot look outside of yourself for your sister goddess (or brother god) inspiration. Look for your muse inside yourself.

Do you inspire yourself?
Do you connect to yourself on a deep level?
When you wake up in the morning, are you excited to see what amazing thing you’ll do today?
Do you look in the mirror and tell yourself, “You are one mighty fine woman/man!
Do you surprise and impress yourself at the things you are willing to do in spite of personal fears/anxieties?
Do you call your friends and brag about something you’ve done that you’re proud of?

If not….it’s time to start. This week! Right now!

Start with your facebook profile picture. Make it one of you being a total badass. If you don’t have a picture of you impressing the hell out of yourself, then get to work and do something self-impressive while asking someone to take a snapshot of you. Then post that and make it your profile picture. I love seeing my friends this way. One of my friends profile pic is of her doing that standing up paddleboarding, even though her phobia is about tipping over and drowning. Another friend with a strong fear of heights has her facebook profile set to her doing a midair transfer to someone’s hands from a trapeze. Another woman has a picture of her newly dyed blue streaked hair. Another with her newly cropped pixie cut after 15 years of really long hair! It inspires me to see how inspired they are with themselves!

Share the things you do this week on the freeplaylife facebook page. Take cell phone pics and tag them on twitter/instagram with the hashtag #fplphoto so I can see them. Post that shit on facebook! Announce yourself and all your badassery to everyone around you.

This is your week to say, “Hey look everyone! I’m a bad motherfucker!”

If you don’t think I hoop to this song every day, then you’re mistaken. This helps me live up to my muse status.

This month, and this week in particular, it’s time for you to become your own muse. Because who’s the shit? You’re the shit!

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  1. Perfect month for this… I turn 40 on the 7th =) I wish I’d come to *really* love myself sooner, but I’m not going to waste a moment on regret when there is so much to experience with my new badass self! Love you, Tiff <3 thank you for being my muse to find the muse within- she's full of awesome!