My name is Paula C Snyder. I am not a medical doctor or PhD. My college Bachelor’s Degree shows a major in Psychology. (I use it on myself to stay sane). I am a vocalist, musician, songwriter, artist, and motivational speaker with fairly equal right and left brain function. I am mature (after ripening for years), and experienced (plenty of bad with some amazing goods).
What do I know about “Staying Inspired”?
Staying Inspired is how I survive whatever life throws at me, and still end up in a joyful state. I know the benefits of staying inspired because I have experienced many different things in my life by following my own unique path, (often despite the well-intended advice of others). I have tried and failed. I have tried and succeeded too. I’ve lived, and learned. I want to keep living -- and learning.
My body is wearing out. So what? I have the privilege and good fortune to be growing old! My “young” mind keeps screaming out “MORE”! It’s brainstorming, staying in constant motion. Sometimes I just want it to “shut up” and give me some peace or let me get some sleep. Usually, what I really want most is to manage my abundant creative ideas and keep them ready for action. Pose a problem? My mind goes wild with solutions. In fact, I’ve often told myself if I’d acted on less than half of them, I would have been a millionairess by now.
I am just a regular person, with good days and bad days, ups and downs, excitement and stale feelings. The difference is that I get creative with the game of life. Somehow, when I start to fade, one of those amazing brainstorms just perks me up and I am raring to go all over again. I strive to be positive and happy. When that’s not working, I fake it. To me, that is what Staying Inspired is all about.
A number of people have said to me, “You ought to write a book”. So, I started writing one late last year. I hope to have it ready to publish in 2019.
In the meantime, I will try to share some pieces of my journey here and look forward to "Staying Inspired" with YOU!
Paula C Snyder
**Excerpt concept from Paula’s soon to be published “Staying Inspired”
Article/Blog Written by Paula C Snyder © 2018 – All Rights Reserved**
2013 Paula C Snyder and Grandma Paula photos by Chris Florio were made possible by the Regional Artist Project Grant. The Regional Artist Project Grant is funded and administered by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The program is operated in partnership with the Franklin County Arts Council, Johnston County Arts Council, Vance County Arts Council and Warren County Arts Council. http://www.unitedarts.org