Who inspires you?

One of my homework assignments for this week’s Blogging Your Way Bootcamp was to write a post about somebody who inspires you.  Whilst thinking about this assignment yesterday evening, many people sprung to mind:  the Paralympians and Olympians from London 2012; police forces from all over the country who freely gave their time to support their colleagues in Manchester last week at the funerals of the two women police officers who recently lost their lives; how the parents of April Jones, the missing girl from Wales, are managing to stay so strong in the face of such adversity.  My list could go on and on.  All these people are truly inspirational in different ways.  However, the person who inspires me the most is The Domestic King.  If you’ve been a reader of the blog since it’s launch in April, and read my Father’s Day post, this won’t come as much of a surprise!

The Domestic King inspires me in so many ways.  He inspires me to try and be a kind, giving person like he is – nothing is ever too much trouble for The Domestic King.  He inspires me to treat others as I might like to be treated.  He inspires me to embrace my goals and dreams, and helps me believe that I can achieve anything I set my mind to.  He inspires me to work hard – I haven’t met anybody else who has a work ethic like my Papa!  He inspires me to live a healthy life style (anybody who has 7% body fat and can climb mountains like a 20 year old has to be inspirational right?).  He inspires me to have grit and determination, when the devil on my shoulder is saying to give-in or stop.  Quite simply he inspires me.  Please don’t think The Domestic King is perfect; he isn’t.  But he’s perfect to me.

I would love to hear who inspires you?  Is it your parents?  Is it a past teacher?  A friend?  A business leader?  Please share in the comment section below.

With much love
The Domestic Princess



  1. Emma rainbird says:

    The person who inspires me the most is my friend who is a 14 year old girl called Hayley Stroud. Diagnosed last year with a very rare form of bone cancer she has dealt with everything that has been thrown at her from the highest height with the dignity of someone way beyond her years. The most aggressive form of chemotherapy ravaged her body, anti sickness drugs did not work and she lost over two stone in two weeks. She shaved her own hair off as she wanted to take control of something that she knew was inevitable. She had a rib removed and was in intensive care afterwards. She dealt with this and more always with a smile and never complained,
    she missed 7 months of school yet still sat her exams and passed EVERY one. She is studying hard as she wants to go into medicine. She has to be scanned every 3 months to make sure it hasn’t come back. I love her and she is my inspiration. Xxxx

  2. I can’t top Hayley Stroud for inspiration. She sounds amazing. There’s nothing like children to inspire you to be a better person. I know my kids inspire me to be a good mother.

    • Domestic Princess says:

      I know – that’s a hard one to top! Such strength, from somebody so young! You’re a great mum!

  3. P.S. Very nice pic Ems. Looking sexy.

  4. A guy called John Ackerman, biographer of Dylan Thomas and an amazing lecturer who taught me as a student teacher, inspired me greatly. He fired my life-long interest in poetry and literature. As a teacher, I was inspired by Robin Tanner, one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools, for his unrelenting pursuit of excellence in the service of children. I met him and heard him speak a couple of times, but it was his writing and plainly expressed ideas that lived with me. He believed passionately that every child has gifts and qualities that are unique. Each was entitled to good teaching, praise, guidance, assurance and appreciation, all essential conditions for successful learning. He was also a world-class etcher whose skills and experiences helped shape his brand of teaching and learning.

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