Merry Christmas from yours truly! The soul always longs for happiness and I believe this happiness stems from the “simple joys” that we all experience around the holidays. Simple joys are the things that we all love which do not take much effort or money to create. Sometimes this season is overlooked by gifts and objects, yet the simple joys of being around family and friends is one that should always be cherished. Even if families that have ongoing gripes, this time of year shatters those terrible feelings and ushers in the idea of a fresh start with the fast-approaching new year. Also, the Ebenezer Scrooges that are locked up begin the shed the unhappiness when even a little bit of kindness and company is given to them.
Christmas has a magical quality due to these realizations. It’s a day where we can all forget about the world’s problems and our own personal worries and finally get closer towards simplicity. We all need a day like that, especially in these times. Spend time with your family and create those amazing moments. Enjoy the delicious, warm food and the simple joys that are all around you. Live it all, for Christmas is about YOU and your journey towards happiness.
Could I please live the lifestyle of Indiana Jones? Seriously. Fighting crime for the love of history and preserving artifacts? Count me in, even though I am not an archaeologist. That doesn’t matter though, I am always down for adventures. I would totally be the most B.A. female version of him.
I find it fascinating how people come into and out of our lives. People we’ve loved, people we’ve lost, and people we could not give two shits about; they all seem to mass together in this prodigal idea. We may or may not enjoy these moments, but they happen often when someone falls back into your life somehow. Is it purely serendipity or is something that is truly meant to happen and for us to confront?
I would like to think my life is quite hilarious and ridiculous at times due to these unforeseeable moments. I also believe whoever is upstairs, or wherever for that matter, is clearly using us all for entertainment in some way. I do not know how to take these moments of prodigals dropping in so unexpected.
Maybe these prodigals come back into our lives to show what has been done to be reconciled and who is trying to change their attitudes. I do believe in genuine feelings and forgiveness, but the cynic in me still feels somewhat manipulated from these prodigals, and knowing that they can manipulate me. Whether it be trying to re-introduce themselves or begging on their knees for another chance to be in my life, I always seem to cave due to my own personal atonement with them. The prodigals usually come and go when the wind is blowing at its hardest.
I am going to take these instances with care and set boundaries for the prodigals that can re-enter my life. It all is a matter of time and what is right. I personally need to be assured everything is not a joke and it all is filled with sincerity. I don’t give second chances, especially with prodigals that have hurt me, but am willing to do so if the wind whispers to me to take that chance to start anew. Right now the wind is not whispering.
Going to be working on a few different ideas and concepts throughout winter holiday. I am excited because I have TWO NEW LENSES in which I cannot wait to play with. I got a 55-200mm zoom lens and a 0.42 fish eye lens attachment. I love experimentation and well, new things in general. I am also branching out and trying some wedding photography. I am not sure how it’s going to go, but I am going to wing it and have fun!
I need this break to recuperate after a semester of my mind always rushing through ideas and thinking outside-the-box. The brain needs a rest. I am just going to do whatever forms and see how it comes out. I’m ready, ok go!
All my art critiques are over and it’s sad because I am not able to take any art courses next semester, due to my advertising workload. I will still draw, paint, and photograph as I do now, but I will miss class. I actually love going to class. Strange for the modern student to state since many consider it to be a mundane thing to do, but I take it as a privilege.
Without school and education, I would not know what I do now about the world as well as about myself. Over the past two and a half years, I have learned more about myself and who I am becoming than all the other years of schooling combined. Insane idea, yet true. I have grown as a person and matured as an artist. This has been apparent recently and I want to continue to grow in all areas of my life.