How a Silly Movie Changed My Life and Inspired Me to Travel

Originally posted on the Elliott Quest:

INSPIRATION comes in many forms. It could be a quote you read, a tweet, a book, a film, a picture, or maybe something a stranger once said to you. It’s important to find the inspiration in something, even if it isn’t intending to be inspirational. My favourite feeling in the world is when I’ve just been inspired. You get excited inside and you feel motivated. You feel like you’ve just committed to something. It puts your mind on the future and gives you a goal. As odd as it sounds, one of the most influential and inspiring moments of my life was when I watched a silly film. A slapstick  comedy which was meant to make you laugh, had a really, really great message behind it.


Yes Man is silly comedy flick starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel, adapted from the book of the same title by Danny Wallace. The book is…

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Chris Hadfield

My husband and I were lucky enough to get tickets to see Chris Hadfield our Canadian Astronaut. He spoke of his life and experiences. It was truly inspiring and life affirming really. His simple philosophy is to always have a goal and work towards it everyday. Your goals may change but it keeps you moving forward. He showed us dreams can come true. He made me proud to be a Canadian.


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I finished Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore the other night. It was a bit of weird with a dash of happy ending. I really enjoyed it. I was expecting the middle to drag because I couldn’t imagine how the story could evolve it had such a unique storyline. The mystery of it kept me reading.

Next up I have to finish The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy… 79% to go, I’m enjoying it.


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Little Voice

So I really just want to sit and knit and stuff my face with junk food but there is this little voice inside my head saying, “but Dawn you haven’t eaten your supper yet”. It’s my dear sweet Grandmothers voice echoing inside my cavernous mind. Thanks Nan, I love you too😘


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Ma Mouton

At The Loop needle felting this morning. Here’s my beautiful wooly creature.


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Radon Pullover

Started a new project, knitting with Berroco Folio Alpaca/Rayon.


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Gemma Pullover

This is my adapted Gemma Pullover that I finished today. The sleeves I changed to 3/4 and I left out the design on the bands because this yarn (Schulana – cashmere/silk/wool) didn’t give enough stitch definition for it to stand out. It definitely makes up for it with the light weight softness and super stretch fit. I’m definately getting lots of knitting done with this flu.


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