I’ve been using Pinterest a fair bit recently. I find it to be a healthier alternative to Instagram. There’s more of ‘the good stuff’ there, and I tend not to find myself pining for the old days, before the word ‘selfie’ was thought up by a drunk Australian.
When I go there to gather inspiration, I always arrive at my homepage where Pinterest has produced a never ending scroll for me of stuff. Everything is connected to the searches I’ve done in the past and it’s just the greatest fucking thing.
Before I begin gathering my harvest of unknowns, I set a timer for 10 minutes (hell, if you knew just how easy it is to go over that…) and I spend those 10 minutes scrolling and saving things that spark ideas, things that touch me, things that motivate me to action. Sometimes, I will get a prompt for a poem or a short story or a blog post. Other times I will read words I need to read or see art I need to see in order to get up and get on with the day.
It occurred to me today, as I was gathering and learning and growing, that it might be really nice to share my harvest with you…so here’s all what I gathered in my precious 10 minute stint on Pinterest. Let me know what you think of my harvest and I’d love to know where you go to gather inspiration. Talk to me in the comments!