That was the lead up to this week's inspiration. An inspiration so inspiring I bumped the inspirational post I had scheduled for this week because it couldn't wait. Because I pressed play on this video fully intending to move on and listen to whatever it was in the background with 30% of my attention (because of my aforementioned hatred for watching videos online) and then sat, open mouthed, staring at the screen for four minutes.
I am listening to it again as I post this and it is a constant battle not to go back to the tab with the video in it. WHY DO I NOT HAVE MULTIPLE SCREENS FOR MY COMPUTER? I used to think it was lame and pointless but now it all makes sense.
I don't even care that this is a promotional video for an NBC show (that I'm TOTALLY going to watch, by the by), Lindsey Stirling is the dark, creepy ballerina I always wanted to be, and she plays the violin at the same time and everything is so beautiful it hurts and makes me happy all at once.
Mega shout out to my friend Alex for posting this in a list of random-things-his-internet-ramblings-found-him on Facebook.
Then I read her website more. Augh, this girl is so cool I'm going to have a girl-hate-crush on her rather swiftly. (A girl-hate-crush, for those of you who don't know, is that perverse jealousy/hatred girls get for other girls who are so awesome we love them too much. It's not great, but it comes from a good place to begin with.) Except that she's actually so good she might join Sarah Slean in my realm of undying affection and sisterhood. Look at her:
She's so flippin' cute! And she's all savvy with the internet and the marketing, which I really appreciate as a marketing-type person (who can't bring herself to actually market herself ever and only does it for others in a remotely effective way).
AUGH! I can't decide if I'm inspired to do more with myself now or actually want to give up on life. No. No. NO, Andrea. Stick with it. Don't give up. Be inspired. Okay. I choose inspired.