We asked our team, "What inspires you?" Read to learn about what inspires them; it may inspire you!
What inspires me is my background and the unknown for the future. I have so much fuel and inspiration within me because of my roots, and I stay motivated because I do not know what the future holds and I want to make every dream I have my reality. When my dad took his own life in 2011, years before my mom passed from organ failure in 2018, it instilled a greater purpose in me, to pursue my purpose(s), but also live for them. The unknown and the future equally inspire me because we have so much to offer to the world, and we have the opportunity each day to make an impact and to use our purpose; there is truly nothing more beautiful and inspiring than that to me. What inspires you?
- Rachel Clare Weiss, Founder
My name is Ali, and I am the Assistant Marketing Director at Inspira! Something that inspires me every day to keep going is my two younger sisters, Ava & Ashlyn. As the oldest sister, I have a responsibility to be a role model to my sisters, and that alone inspires me to follow my dreams and goals so that they in return will do the same. I would love for them to look at me as an example, one that they want to follow when they grow up!
- Ali Gamiere, Associate Director of Marketing
Inspiration: The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. Yes, there are times when life is harder than usual, and for me, I go through a lot of those times. Because of this, it is hard for me to maintain a positive outlook on life whether it’s dealing with the present or the future as I always feel like I can’t catch a breath of fresh air. During these times, I shut down, I stop caring about school, work, and the people around me. But luckily, I have learned to notice the signs in myself that tell me that I’m about to enter this funk. With these emotional signs, I find inspiration within myself to pull my mentality back into reality before the negativity corrupts my delicate mindset. The thought about my past which revolves around constant moving, court dates, police visits, and crying compares nothing to the good life I am now living. The inspiration to keep fighting for a better life than the one I had once lived allows me to work harder, love harder, and fight harder for me and for others struggling as well.
- Bryanna McCoskey, Social Media Marketing Intern
My biggest source of inspiration comes from the people that I surround myself with. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them. My parents have given me an amazing life – one in which they have taught me to love passionately, care generously, and work hard for everything that I want in life. As the oldest sibling, I have seen my brother and sister’s entire lives and am so proud of the people they are becoming. I learn from them every day. My grandmother would paint with me almost every week when I was younger, and now I am pursuing a degree in Art. My grandfather would take me to Providence College basketball games religiously when I was a child; I am now a junior at that very same college. I watch home videos of my mother’s mom and I see parts of her in my mom and inevitably in me. I have six uncles and two aunts who have all shown me what hard work, the value of family, and most importantly having fun looks like. Not to mention all of my great aunts and uncles who I was fortunate enough have their wisdom imparted to me. I am the oldest of all my immediate cousins; it has been such a gift. I have amazing friends who are each striving so successfully in every aspect of their life, and they motivate and support me in doing the same. I have been with my boyfriend now for five years. There’s been adventure, there’s been growth, there’s been so much happiness. Each of these people has pushed me to be the absolute best version of myself. It has not always been easy, but I wouldn’t trade it. When it comes down to it, my inspiration comes from each and every one of them.
- Kayli Fagan, Social Media Marketing Intern
An inspiration in my life that motivates me to be the best version of myself each and every day is my dad. A man whose optimism radiates in every room he enters has rubbed off on me in the best way possible. Living life with optimism allows me to maintain happiness and see the good in every situation. He was diagnosed with medullary thyroid cancer in 2014 and is still fighting through it today. There has never been a moment where he lost faith throughout the heartbreaking process and this specific type of thyroid cancer is genetic. My brother and I tested positive for the gene as well and had our thyroids removed within the same year to prevent the cancer from forming in the future. The fact that my dad had to go through something so severe and devastating and remained so motivated and optimistic has inspired me to truly never take for granted the opportunities that come about each day.
- Karly Bolger, Social Media Marketing Intern