How going to places you never been to before can help you find your muse
We all have places right in our own backyards that we have never been to. By going to these places that you always find yourself putting off and experiencing new things, you might find your muse planting new idea seeds in the fallow fields of your creative mind.
The places you go
Like the family who lives in Orlando but has never been to Disney World, we all have places by us that we have never been to. I remember when I was growing up, I lived right next to a half dozen ski hills, yet I never once took it upon myself to go to one of them and learn how to ski. It was not because I did not want to, but more because I took the ski hill’s presence for granted and figured I could go find out what skiing was all about anytime I wished. Now that I live in a warmer climate, I do not have any ski hills in my back yard and I regret never having experienced the thrill of racing downhill on a pair of skis.
Is there somewhere you have never been before? Something right there in your own back yard that you have always driven past but have never taken the time to stop and have a look in order to see what all the fuss is all about. Maybe it is a big sports arena that you happen to drive by everyday on your way to work. Perhaps you always thought what it would be like to watch a game with thousands of other ardent fans, but never mustered up the wherewithal to purchase a ticket. Or, maybe it’s the circus that comes to town every year. The whole concept of clowns, high wire acts and dancing bears intrigues you, but every time the big top tents appear something comes up and you never get to go.
If you are looking for inspiration, taking the time out to go to these places and experience things that you would otherwise never experience is a great way to get new ideas and pry open the lock of your creative idea box. By finally taking the time to go to a live sporting event, you might find yourself inspired by the energy and excitement that fills the stadium during the game. By finally watching a circus act, you might find yourself digging out an idea for a new monorail system as you watch a trapeze artist ride a bicycle across the tight rope.
The places you go do not even have to be some large scale event either. You might find yourself inspired simply by trying out that new Ethiopian Restaurant or walking into an interesting looking coffee shop that you used to always pass by. Take the time to find these new places and watch as you find new idea seeds to plant in the creative fields of your mind.