How to Create Inspiring Spaces: College Dorm Edition

How to Create Inspiring Spaces: College Dorm Edition

by April Hooper

Some days, my to-do list feels like a taunt. All I can do is sit back in my chair, stare out the window, and let my mind wander to avoid all the tasks I have piling up. No matter how good of a writer I am, sometimes the words just don’t come. When my inspiration has run dry, all that is left to do is wait. 

Motivation comes and goes… and goes and goes and goes (trust me, I’m a college student — I get it.) 

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Inspiration in Ordinary Things: Thrifting Edition

Inspiration in Ordinary Things: Thrifting Edition

by April Hooper

I am a thrifting expert, just ask my friends. I NEVER leave Goodwill empty-handed. Part of the reason is that I love the hunt, and I’m willing to take my time to look through every color-coded rack. It’s also partly because I find thrifting relaxing, not overwhelming. But most importantly, I think thrifting is INSPIRING

Maybe you’re thinking: “But April, how can grandma’s old clothes and shelves full of creepy figurines be inspiring?” 

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Tips to Getting Inspired When You’re in a Creative Rut

Tips to Getting Inspired When You’re in a Creative Rut

I don’t know about YOU, but for me, there is nothing more damaging to my work and mindset than finding myself in a creative rut.

And regardless of the work YOU do, a creative rut is likely taxing to you and your work too!

But how do you get out of a creative rut?

Throughout quarantine, I’ve found myself in a creative rut (or two) and have successfully found my way out! But not without FIRST uncovering what is stealing my creative energy. And then seeking NEW sources of inspiration.

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5 Steps to Creating an Inspiration Board

5 Steps to Creating an Inspiration Board

It’s no secret we’re all feeling a bit unmotivated lately. I don’t know about you but I typically find inspiration in my circle of empowered women and my surroundings (bless you, New York City). But because my surroundings haven’t changed in WEEKS…well…let’s just say I’ve been forced to find inspiration elsewhere.

And you know, I’ve decided that’s not necessarily a bad thing…

In fact, since being FORCED to find inspiration in other ways, I’ve arguably been more creative than EVER before! WILD, right?

I know you’re likely in need of creative ways to find inspiration too, so I’m excited to share one of my MANY methods with you! (I used and loved this method PRE quarantine, but have found it to be an absolute game changer since quarantine started, too!)

So let’s get into it!

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