Here’s how you stop being average:
When you wake up in the morning and need to brush your teeth, and you have that thought, “Oh, I should actually floss too,” then floss.
When you go to make yourself breakfast and you have that thought, “Oh, I said I was going to eat healthier,” make the healthy choice instead of the unhealthy one.
When you go to head to train for work and you have the choice between taking the stairs or the escalator, and you hear that voice in your head that says, “Oh, I said I was going to be more physically active,” take the stairs.
When you get into work and you sit down in front of your first task, and you have that thought, “Oh, I said I was going to work on being more productive,” turn off all distractions and get to work—instead of browsing Facebook, for example.
When you leave work and you’re exhausted and you have that thought, “Oh, I said I was going to work on my book this week,” don’t go to the bar. Go home and work on your book.
When you get ready for bed and you feel like winding down, and you have that thought, “I said I was going to read more instead of watching so much Netflix,” pick up a book instead of opening a web browser.
Being average is a choice—that’s what a lot of people don’t understand.
You know what you need to do. And a tiny, faint voice in your head reminds you of what you need to do, or what you had said you were going to do, a lot more often than you might realize.
Start listening to that voice.
hAVE MY BEST FRIENDS ( @berry-spinn ) PJO OCS BECAUSE I FINALLY FOUND MY STYLE AND LORDT THEY’RE GORGEOUS
Cayden Martinez, the Hawaiian/Hispanic son of Apollo and Brendon Gonzalez, the Puerto Rican son of Poseidon.
they’re hella gay and I love them (so does Jc)
***also I’ll prob draw stuff if you request stuff bc hey why not! I’ll take oc’s, ships, & characters of any kind (voltron, pjo, hoo, magnus chase, trials of apollo, kane chronicles, danny phantom) bc I just like drawing!!! for free !!!***
For the anon who asked me to do a coloring tutorial :) If anyone wants me to do any more tutorials, feel free to send me an ask and I’ll try and get to it as soon as possible!
Everything I know about picking colors comes from THIS SYCRA VIDEO. The first eight minutes are really all you need to understand what I’m saying. I don’t do exactly what he does every single time, but I always keep it in the back of my head.
Some other things to note, I guess:
When I’m drawing from reference, I don’t use the eyedropper tool and sample colors directly from the photo. It feels kinda boring and lazy to me, because if I’m gonna have all the same colors as the photo, what’s even the point of drawing from a photo if the photo already exists? So I guess it’s an issue of style for me…
I change the colors of the lines before I do the overpaint bit just because it helps me when I’m blending. It’s easier to blend a skin colored outline into a face than a dark blue outline into a face.
…That’s pretty much all I gotta say about coloring. Hope this helps someone…
Okay, you know what? Fuck all that shit about you needing to be healthy or self-confident or anything else to be happy with yourself. You are alive and we are all glad you’re here, no matter what you look like or what you think of yourself or what challenges you face. Whether you are sick or disabled or poor or depressed or otherwise struggling, you are alive, and that is all you need to be, and you deserve with every breath you take to love yourself and be loved by others. End of story. Just keep breathing, and know you are loved.
Can I just say if the new Sleeping With Sirens album doesn’t contain either a) political themed songs and/or b) at least one song that sounds at least somewhat decent if played on a piano then I’m probably gonna go rip up my Kellin poster