“Observing art is as individual of an act as reading and trying to appreciate a piece of artwork with someone is like trying to share a book. You just can’t look at art with other people. When looking at art, there should be no one rushing you, keeping you or invading your time of reflection. If you go to an art show with someone, you will undoubtedly end up splitting up, one of you hanging on to a painting longer than the other, and finding each other hours later. So what’s the difference between that and just going alone? Art is as personal of an experience viewing it as it is making it. Viewing art in this way will allow you to see it and experience it as the artist had intended.”—8 Places That Are Always Better To Enjoy Alone
He will take you by surprise,
and you won’t notice the first steps
that turn to falling.
When you make room for him,
be careful what you throw away.
When he stomps around your heart
like he owns the place,
remember who was there first.
“It’s natural to feel apprehensive when embarking on a new venture.
All creative people feel dread and panic. The difference is that they feed off it. They turn it into a positive force.”—Rod Judkins, 57 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Self
let me be a quiet memory and if it’s too obvious, it probably is. not your typical and as much as it seems like it… i was just afraid of quietness. if i could be quiet with you, let me be. i like it if i felt like it’s allowed. do i feel like some uneasy presence because i’ve been hiding all my life. it’s so tiring and i hate fusses when i forgot about how people do not know. you don’t get me? me too. sometimes i think about what people perceive and i laugh in my head. it’s okay. whatever. i’m confused too.
“I have to remind myself sometimes that even when I feel like I don’t matter, I do. We get so blinded by other people’s light that we forget to enjoy our own. Your stars are just as bright, important and lovely. We are all flawed. We are all trying. We all have work to do. Remember your worth and acknowledge your hard work thus far.”—Glow worm, Alex Elle (via alexandraelle)
“When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something. We might realize that this is a very vulnerable and tender place, and that tenderness can go either way. We can shut down and feel resentful or we can touch in on that throbbing quality.”—Pema Chödrön (via ohmothernature)
not everyone’s life look as good as they are on the social media. it’s hard not to feel that way and as much as I don’t want to, i can’t help but to think that my life is… boring.
but everyone is different isn’t it? why do i have to even think this way? thinking that “if only i could be those girls that can look so chill and outgoing and still looks pretty” but no. gosh. that’s gross because i know that i’m looking at things on the surface too. got to erase these thoughts away.
i’m good being myself, and i should. I really need to focus on more important things in my life… like managing my money. hahhaha