please watch this and let it soak in. I found this about a year ago and it was at such a crucial point in my growth as an artist. It was a time where giving up seemed so much easier than trying to bridge the gap between my taste and what I was able to produce. I’m an avid This American Life listener, and I respect Ira Glass so much, so this really pierces my heart and helps me to work hard despite how crappy my work might be at the time.
life is messy and life is hard, and sometimes I struggle with the impossibly high standards I set for myself. But most the time I am surprised by how often I can reach those standards, and how I can only attribute that to a higher power, gently guiding/reassuring/pushing me forward. Thanks for that, thanks for letting my surprise myself.
better late than never right? (1) The BFA is worth the 4hrs of sleep per night the month before you applied… If nothing else to help you adjust to the new sleeping schedule that become regular once you’re in. #4or5hoursaverage (2) When a spontaneous opportunity to travel happens, always say yes. (3) sometimes the best thing to do is avoid responsibility and get sucked into a youtube hole of jennifer lawerence videos. (4) make up doesn’t make you pretty. (5) You spent half ten year falling for someone and the other half falling out of them, but it each step in the process was vital to your growth (6) God knows better than you (7) Just because he makes you laugh when you hadn’t be able to for a few weeks, isn’t enough reason alone to kiss him. but actually sometimes it is. (8) Even though you’ve been fooled with […]
trying to enjoy life a little but better these days. but mostly trying to at least maintain sanity. most of these are on my instagram, all were taken with my phone. (1) i take myself on little dates, i think it’s essential to self love. a few weeks ago myself and I went to nordstrom cafe, YUM. (2) I’m obsessed with the neckline on my new free people dress, so naturally i decided to become a model…(3) had a grand ole time hanging with Lauren from Awkward girls over the weekend. We’re mutually obsessed with each other so it cancels out all weird right? (4) I have had lady gaga’s gypsy stuck in my head for the past 48 hours and it was ever so apparently when i was doing some calligraphy… (5) designing late and early mornings has been the anthem of my last two weeks (6) classy christmas […]
My friend circle is like my roommates and maybe three close girlfriends, then all my boys. Even though, I love to embrace my femininity, I am most certainly a guys girls. The majority of my friends are guys. They’re actually the ones I analyze situations with and talk relationships, and occasionally wrestle. I thought this was normal, but the other day a male friend of mine and I were talking and he told me that I have this rare ability to be friends with guys without trying to date them (not sure if thats really rare, cause i mean seriously how hard is it to be happy with friendships as they are?) I don’t know why I’m telling you this, It’s kinda a pet peeve of mine when girls talk about how much they hate girls, or they never got along with them. Probably cause they’re usually telling me this […]
I posted this self portrait a few months ago, and today it and some of my writing is featured on Striving Onward, check it out guys!
So lately I have simultaneously become anti social and the worst blogger. Sorry bout that–well the blogger part. The anti-social part has been actually super productive. Well sometimes. I’m trying to keep a float of so many responsibilities that i seem to pile on myself and it has been overwhelming the past few weeks. but i’m starting to feel a smidgen better. Hence why I gave myself time to blog. On monday I was on campus for 13 hours and if I were to estimate I would say that I was productive for 95% of the time, and I felt like I had so much to go! But hay it’s cool. I feel like in order to be successful I have to invest time, and honestly when else am I going to have time? Like I mentioned, because of my whole diving-into-school kick I’ve been on, I’ve hardly had time […]
This week i’ve had a few moments where i have been incredibly grateful for myself. I’m grateful for my body, it’s amazing what the human body does daily. I’m thankful mine is healthy. I’m grateful for my opportunities, for my talents, and for my thoughts. I’m grateful for my passions. I often start to wonder what it would be like to not be passionate about something, and then immediately stop trying to think that…cause i can not even fathom such a thing. So yeah. I’m awesome. Not in a conceited way, more in a wow-i’m-really-grateful-i-like-myself way. I mean i’m still healing over some wounds that i feel like should have been patched up months ago, but I’m finally getting those “Hey i’m really happy being myself and single” moments as regularly as I used to and that feels good. I hope I don’t come off as being big headed or […]
Even though we’ve gone through hell getting this house liveable cause our management is stubborn, i’m pretty happy bout the new living situation. my sisterwives roommates are pretty great.
the best way to show up to a party, is with four dates.