I’m getting to the point where on some of these days, I don’t really know what to do with myself. I find myself falling back on (good!) habits that I picked up in my Undergraduate career…things like writing in a (private) journal, reading widely, finding more things to read. As usual, the vast majority ofContinue reading “Meditation”
I have a number of things going on, right now…some of which are intriguing for their possibilities; one of which is spurring me to write. Out of frustration. You know the type. I’ve been dealing with it in my journal so that I don’t have to deal with libel accusations (even though I can stripContinue reading “I am going to have to make another site for this stuff”
February 14, 2022, ~ 9:30 PM: Just let me say right now that I’m really angry, and I don’t really know why. I suspect it relates to the way I have (or have not) been caring for myself over the last week or two. There’s nothing I can do about it at this point exceptContinue reading “Daily Reflection: #001”
A free-write focused on finding my way along an Information-based career path and an avocation of writing. Discusses the influence of the book, _Me, Myself, and Us_, by Brian R. Little (2014).
Breaking from my pattern, I looked into my old art files for painting inspiration and found a bunch of unfinished illustrations. Looking back on my history, I wonder if I have been running from my artistic identity.
Noting the different activities I could do prior to re-entering the work force, I find myself weighing the benefits and hazards of various crafts and occupations. I have much room to grow with writing. I also touch on the question of arsenic in glass beads, which would disqualify beadwork from my “safe” category.
It seems like the last semester, plus focusing on caring for myself and others, has really taken the momentum out of my beading. That’s not to mention the ongoing job search, which I am engaging with very poorly, even if it is just for research purposes. I’m not sure how far to go into theContinue reading “Future”
I try to straighten out the myriad types of drop beads I have had the fortune to be able to encounter, particularly focusing on Miyuki fringe beads and Toho and Miyuki magatamas.
Beginning a semester focused on self-directed study, self-care, and academia. I need to take care of myself, and I have the option, now.
I reason to myself that selling handmade beadwork is not a viable route to economic self-sufficiency in my local culture, and begin to outline what I will do with my time and energy from this point forward.