wise-words

I don’t think it should be socially acceptable for people to say they are ‘bad with names.’ No one is bad with names. That is not a real thing. Not knowing people’s names isn’t a neurological condition; it’s a choice. You choose not to make learning people’s names a priority. It’s like saying, ‘Hey, a disclaimer about me: I’m rude.’
—  Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? 
Just Go For It

I have a friend whose dreams are as vast as mine. She always has these new ideas. All these incredible projects she wants to start. But she finds every excuse to why she cannot fulfill them. I understand there are certain set backs, like financial problems or transportation issues, but she would find anyway necessary. I mean if its that important to you and you’re hungry for it, wouldn’t you climb every mountain to reach there? Wouldn’t you walk down every road to get there? Open every door to find it?
She always tells me “I can always do it in college” No, do it right NOW because it might just be too late.
If you’re reading this and you have a dream, GO FOR IT! Don’t procrastinate like my friend lol. You’ll just miss perfect opportunities.

-justbeingia

I want you to think about something.…  Out of all the millions of people to cross my path during my 33 years on this planet, the ones who society deem as having “issues” have been the most remarkable, talented, intriguing, and memorable people I have met.  Our “issues” make us who we are, we must own them, evaluate them, celebrate them when they enhance our life, and dismiss them when they cause toxcixty to our well being.  As artists… we tend to have a little more “issues”, or at least what the norm surmises as “issues,” then the average Jane or Joe.  But those issues are what give our work life and meaning, they are what fuel our creative process, and they are what serve as the impetus and motivation for creating works of art.  Our “issues” only become “issues” when we view them as such.
—  a excerpt from an email my amazing, talented, kind art teacher sent me