So, as I’ve said a couple times (at least, I think I have)…this semester has been extremely stressful for me. Most of this stress has been because I’m enrolled in a drawing class that meets every Monday and Wednesday night from 6-9 and I can’t really provide the results that my professor expects from me since…I can’t draw. Lol. Lately we’ve been working on drawing a self portrait in charcoal and, for some reason, after I finished mine I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders in regards to my whole life. I mean, yesterday I actually sat down on the couch and watched 3 hours of TV (something I haven’t done since winter break last year). It felt so great to reminisce about watching CSI: Las Vegas with my mom while actually watching it. 🙂
I think because I’ve been so stressed I’ve forgotten to take a step back and appreciate the little things in my life…like TV and sleep and the beautiful weather outside. I feel like a completely different person right now…and I know it sounds crazy, but it’s the truth! Maybe it’s because I feel like I’ve got a handle on things right now. Maybe it’e because things have slowed down with school and work. Maybe it’s because I don’t have the stress of trying to figure things about with my “social” life (aka the guys in my life) and extracurricular activities.
If anyone gets anything from this blog I think it should be that people need to step back and take a breath. If you see things are getting tough, find someone to talk to, get another look at it, do something that you love to do (I would take pictures or watch TV, but that’s just me). My mom has been telling me (since August) to take it one day at a time…maybe even an hour at a time if things are that bad. I’ve started doing that and it’s remarkable how fast my day goes by…even my week seems to be going faster. I can’t believe it’s Thursday already!!
P.S.- If you’re curious about how my drawing turned out I’ll attach the photograph I drew from as well as my final product. I named it “Lonely Without My Nikon” because that’s how I feel when I can’t take pictures.