I stumbled upon the Experience section of The Guardian last night. It’s a series of first person narratives where people tell about their unique experiences: “I was swallowed by a hippo,” “my cat saved my life,” “I was the daughter of a mafia boss.” …just to name a few. If you’re ever feeling down or ungrateful for what you have, read these stories. They’ll give you perspective.
About an hour ago I found myself in a horribly foul mood. After cussing (sorry small children), I gave myself a moment to cool down. Then I came home and wrote a few thank you notes. I’m finding that the best way to feel better about yourself is to remember how much you do have by thanking those who have given it to you.
I’m writing this post because a year ago I wouldn’t have done this. I would have cussed, cried, called by sister… the whole nine yards. I would have worried and beat myself up… but why? For what? For something that tomorrow I’ll laugh about?
So there. The cards aren’t perfect, but they’re done and I feel better. I don’t usually get too personal here, but I guess I just wanted to put it out there and announce that I’m growing up and I’m damn proud of it. And I’m thankful. That too.
My recent road trip to South Dakota called for eight hours in the car each way. Phew! Luckily I found out about Lianne La Havas via NPR’s All Songs Considered. She’s pretty much the love child of Adele and John Legend. Have a listen…
I’m waiting for my stylist to come in the mail. I think it’ll give me a bit more control than my finger.In other news, I’ve added some new work to my portfolio. Feel free to mosey over to Carbonmade and check it out!
I finally got my shit together and put some of my design work online!
I decided to go with Carbonmade for my first online portfolio because of its simple/easy-to-use interface. Their logo isn’t intrusive and you get 5 projects and 35 image for FREE. Their yearly cost is only $120 which isn’t horrible. Maybe I’ll look into it when my current portfolio gets me a decent job.
Last week I doodled a teepee. Or tepee. Or tipi. You choose.