So, I have been thinking as I work about the six word memoir project (as I am thinking about doing it with my kids) and I started to think about what I might write…
This is what I came up with:
Many questions. Few answers. Always learning.
i think that expresses a lot in life…not just for me but for a lot of people. What would you talk about in six words?
For those of you who read my blog, I’m still quite alive–even if I feel like I don’t have much time for much of anything…and I’m trying to make a goal of doing some personal writing a couple times a week and some art because I’m not making the time for it and getting more than drained. My new job keeps me on my toes (literally and figuratively) most of the time.
I was thinking about things and nearly started another blog because I thought it might be like writing where if you dropped it, you should just start over. I’m not starting over–I’m picking up where I left off.
There may be some things that I change up, but the heart and soul of this blog–sharing creativity–will still be here.
Summer’s not over but I’ve learned a whole lot! I guess the most important thing I’ve learned is not to promise anything you cannot keep…starting with the blog. In somewhat recent posts, I’ve said that I was taking a hiatus and I was supposed to be back. This was before I was trying to figure out the job thing…and then preparing for the job. That all said, I wanted to show you some ATC cards that I’ve made…and hopefully I will have more to post soon.
One set is MOO bookmarks (which I may have shown you already…and I made the tassles.) There is a set of three that is art journaling…that wasn’t too happy…but the last set is a birthday set…with a minion commemorating Despicable Me 2.
I read this amazing article today Sportsman Makes Twitter Cry and it got me thinking about a lot of things, particularly my personal journey and what might be my picture. It’s hard to answer that question because it is hard to think of just one moment…
One of the most influential quotes of my life has been, “Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” I don’t even remember who said it, but I first heard the quote, when I was in high school. Not wanting to sidetrack too much, let me just say that my relatives were the type that would put people down just to make themselves feel good. When I heard this quote, I used it as ammunition to, first, finish high school and then work through my journey into down the path of collegiate academics…
While the image I have in my head is from my undergraduate graduation, (it is a cute picture of a friend of mine and I celebrating…and if I can find it, I will post it) but for me, the memory–for now, at least, would be graduating with my Master’s degree. I went for my Bachelors degree for a lot of reasons, but at the time, probably more because my relatives said that I would never do it. According to them, I wasn’t smart enough. Now, I am working on my PhD in English (I am at the dissertation proposal stage) and will (after teaching freshman composition for five years) begin to teach either middle or high school.
I took you down this rabbit hole to remind you (and me) that things can be achieved if we just give ourselves the opportunity to achieve.
Today is my birthday. I guess in a few hours (I was born at like six something in the morning) I will officially be 30 years old. I don’t feel much different yet…I usually don’t because people think that I am about 10-15 years younger than I am. (I promise that I am not offended by this in any way. I think it is a good thing that I ended up being “most likely to age well.”
A lot has changed in a year. Aside from becoming more creative, I am making some major detours in my current career path and find myself in a completely different place from where I started a year ago. I am more than hesitant about this and I am hoping it will work out for the best. It has to, right?!?
I am attaching a picture that shows what a MOO card is for an ATC swap I am involved in. The trick is getting it into a 1″x 2.75″ card, so I went to tangle. Hope you get an idea of what MOO-ing is like.
Thanks for sticking with me and reading along. Hope you have a great day!
So, I have been somewhat frustrated with writing lately. I am writing daily–because I know that I cannot wait for ideas to happen upon me, but it seems like I get an idea and then it disappears! It is quite annoying. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to how to handle this conundrum. What works for you? Why do you think it works?
More later in the day on writing, personal stuff and MOO-ing…
Well, as promised, I am BACK!
It has been a crazy few weeks and I am slowly starting to get into some kind of rhythm. Currently, I am nursing (Day 1) of a pretty bad sunburn on my arms, face and chest–so if anyone has any ideas to make that better, I am all ears. Aloe Vera isn’t working but it could be that my skin is still too warm….
I have a job for the fall, so I am really excited about that because it means I will be working, paid, etc.! I was really nervous for a while, but it all worked out. Now comes the time to prepare for teaching, and I have a lot to do for that!
The past weekend, I began working on my art more, simply because I needed to…and I was channeling monsters and minions with the releases of Monster’s University and Despicable Me 2, and that has been fun! Will post pics soon-ish of those.
How are you? What have you been up to?