New haircut and color makes me much happier. Hope you all are having a great Wednesday.
My spirit animals for the week are Karl Lagerfeld and Choupette.
I need to power through some creative energy that wasn’t available last week. Plus, there’s a grade for all this work I’ve been doing. I would like to get an A in my Advanced Photography course. My teacher told me last week I’m on target for an A.
I also have a research paper to start on before I head out of town for Passover weekend. I’m celebrating late with family in Detroit. I may be spending less time on here over the next few weeks. Please feel free to send me messages of encouragement, jokes, or whatever is on your mind.
My paper is done! Thanks to a copious amount of cold brew coffee, 5 hours of sleep, and an hour workout, I feel refreshed. Now I can breathe again as I don’t have a deadline looming over my head.
I am so over writing papers about photography. I may have to leave my book unopened for the weekend.
I’m in that point in my all-nighter where coffee has finally kicked in. Still not enjoying writing about art. I don’t see me teaching a History of Photography class anytime soon. Frankly, I’ll be sticking to taking pictures. In about an hour, I’ll probably blast heavy metal in an attempt to stay awake.
Having a little too much fun with my dad’s iPad this afternoon.
Also, I started a beauty blog on here: sofreshsocleanbeauty.tumblr.com
Feel free to follow along if you’re into that sort of thing.
"The limbic brain is an emotional magnet. Attractors activate compatible aspects of relatedness and emotionality in others, leaving dormant the incompatible pebbles. We all embody an emotional force field that acts on the people we love, evoking the relationship attributes we know best. Our minds are in turn pulled by the emotional magnets of those close to us, transforming any landscape we happen to contemplate and painting it with the colors and textures they see."
"If psychotherapy exerts its healing touch through limbic connections, one wonders, why aren’t other attachments curative? If he were willing to put in the time—why couldn’t a spouse, friend, bartender, or bowling partner guide a lost soul into a healthier emotional world?
The matter is one of probability rather than destiny. A person who needs limbic revision possesses pathologic Attractors. Everyone who comes within range feels at least some of the unhappiness inherent in his world, and that intimation repels many potentially healthy partners. Those who stay often do so because they recognize a pattern from their own pasts. For them it is a siren song. Relatedness engenders a brand loyalty that beer companies would kill for: your own relationship style entices. Others are wearisome and, in short order, unpalatable. Thus people who bond share unspoken assumptions about how love works, and if the Attractors underlying those premises need changing, they are frequently the last people in the world who can help each other.”—Thomas Lewis, M. D., Fari Amini, M.D., and Richard Lannon, M.D., A General Theory of Love
I find packing strangely relaxing. The whole figuring out what to wear for a different climate and what makeup/skincare I absolutely need to have with me is fun. Not stressful.
That said, I’m going to be in Los Angeles for the next few days visiting family. I apologize in advance for either a copious amount of posts, or none at all.
If you recommend anything that I should do whilst I’m there, let me know by sending me a message or answering the question mark at the end. Please?