There are two quotes that have been all over the internet lately that make me feel all pumped up. The first is from a poem by Mary Oliver. I forget about poetry sometimes. I used to read it a lot, and I wrote it for a few years as well. I forget how heartbreakingly beautiful words in the right sequence and meter can be, how vivid the imagery can be, how evocative the emotion. I kept running across this quote that said, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do / with your one wild and precious life?” and eventually found the whole poem it came from. And of course my next step was to find a print of it.

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life Print

The next quote is unattributed, but it’s girl power at its finest.

bird print, she believed she could so she did, flowers, 8 x 10

She believed she could, so she did! I just want to shout it from the rooftops! I want this one next to my bed so that every morning and every night I’m reminded of what I can do. I may be insecure about learning to program, I may be tired some days and feel like I don’t want to clean the kitchen, I may be racked with indecision over a choice in life, but if I believe I can, I will.

I love supporting artists on Etsy and I love having fun prints around my home, so these two motivational quotes will be making their way to me soon. It never hurts to place inspiring reminders in your path!

What gets you pumped up? Do you like decorating with motivational prints?

Laura Lindeman

Laura Lindeman