Have you ever had a before and after moment? Like, you have an
experience and after it everything seems a little different? That happened to me. I got press photo
access to Shaky Knees Fest. I was inches away from alt rock stars. I shared
rooms with them while they got interviewed, photographed and dug through
coolers for the coldest Dasani. I realized how easy it is to get close to
people that seem far away. In a way, it seemed too easy. Not only that, but the
entire energy of the festival was totally different from real life. No one
really cared about who I was or what I looked like or what I was there for. The
other photographers and journalists were kind and looking to get their job
done. Everyone was there for the music. They didn’t care that I dance
crazy or dress weird because everyone dances crazy and everyone was dressed
weird. I was lucky. There was no "real"
pressure for me. Sure, I have a deadline and thousands of photos to edit. (I
think I'm about halfway th…
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?
How to: Apply white base coat. This is one of the most opaque white nail polishes I have ever used. One coat was almost enough. I probably did two coats out of habit and not necessity.
Using the brush in the blue polish I drew a line across the top of my nail as a base to come back to. Then I dipped the dotting tool in the glitter and placed the dot where I wanted the drip to end. I dragged the dotting tool back to the baseline.
I found that using my nail brush to connect the dot and baseline was easier than using the dotting tool. The dotting tool gave me the shape I wanted for the drip. This blue polish is also thick, so it created a 3D effect on my nails, which I liked.
I stumbled across Room by Emma
Donoghue during a routine scan at the not-so-local bookstore and thought I'd
give it a shot – especially after seeing the film based on the book nominated
for an Oscar. From the
Wikipedia summary: "The story is…