I'm trying to figure my life out. Which is always fun. But right now what I think I want most is to be young and adventurous and ambitious. I want to bite off more than I can chew and stay up late watching obscure movies on Netflix. I want to spend my days avoiding the heat, making memories with friends, and editing weird videos.
I feel like I've always disciplined myself or restricted myself. And I'm trying to remember why.
I think it's because I've been afraid. Of people. Of possibilities. Loss. Gain. Life, basically. So I'm making the effort to be more open.
Even now I'm worried about getting carried away and losing focus. But how am I supposed to be happy and so scared at the same time?
Looking back // This past year was a little bit of a wild ride. I covered Shaky Knees Music Fest and got in reaching distance of some of my favorite musicians. I saw President Elect Trump live and in the flesh and got to report on it while snagging the most Enquirer looking photo I have ever taken. And got a photo with Major Garrett. I painted my nailsbased on books. I learned how to photoshop rainbows into pictures which may be the hardest talent not to abuse. I met amazing, talented artists. I lost my car, a true tragedy as ours was the most epic story soon to be told. I went to an author's house and an insane asylum. I read so many interesting books, essays and words I could bust. I got my septum pierced and grossed out my mom and, as it would turn out, my Dean. I wrote pieces that I am proud of. I finished up my last year of college and I got a degree.
2017 #GoalsWrite for local publications // I want to meet more people that live near me and feel connected to my town. I'v…
The most recent batch of pressed flowers came out even better than I expected. Gathered from my yard and my neighbors (Sorry, Ms. Young!), these flowers gave me the best returns I've had in a while. I didn't wait long enough for my last batch to dry completely and they came out all mushy and gross. These I've had drying for a little over a month. This batch is particularly wild because you can see the veins in the petals when held up to the light and for the most part they are strong. My process for drying flowers has basically remained unchanged. I'm not looking to over complicate this hobby but a flower press would be so cool to have. They even have a press that speeds the process by using a microwave (!!!). Now I'm left to figure out what to do with my flowers. I've put them ornaments, used them for display and to create neat illustrations. Until I figure it out I've filed them away into the worn pages of Jane Eyre.