The solace of an empty theater.
The peace and calm of being underwater.
The comfort of a sturdy corner.
The stillness of an empty field.
The freedom of a swing, the wind and the blue sky.
Steady. Steady. Steady.
It’s funny. I look back at the year that has passed and the first things that pop-up are snapshots of good things - things that put a smile on my face and give me a feeling of peace and pride. It’s funny because I thought I’d remember the setbacks first, but I guess 2012 was more a glass half full than empty. I was blessed with so many creative opportunities. I met the best teachers (and now friends) who challenged and pushed me because they believed I had it in me. Though fear took over many times, in my imaginary scoreboard, I led and won at the end of the year. I graduated from fashion school and settled on a full-time job before the year ended. And I’m still alive, which is always a good thing.
Blessed to see the new year unfold, we begin with a new set of goals - all in the name of growth and fulfilling the plans the big guy in the sky has for us. I’m not one for resolutions; I usually just see where the year takes me. But I’ve set some pretty concrete plans this year, and I think listing down action steps will definitely help. I thought that 10 would be a good number to start with, so, I listed down 10 “action words” to help me realize said goals. (And I’m promising myself that if the list should change, it should only be in terms of quantity - always to add on & never to decrease.)
These 10 verbs exist so that I can grow as a performer and as an artist, and be able to contribute significantly in the groups I am involved in. I want to be more financially stable (which, I think, is going to be my biggest challenge yet). I want to discover more seas and climb more mountains. I want to finally learn how to ride a bike. And in material goals, I want to invest in a new laptop by the end of the year. Maybe even a tablet if things go well. (Gosh, I also need to set-up my website before the end of the month. O.O)
I’m trying not to have a panic attack, because, let’s admit it, pressure sucks. But this is for my own good. I want to be my best self, and committing to take the necessary steps to do so is key. #thinkpositive
Phew. No pressure, no pressure. I’m coming for ya, 2013.
Here’s a bullet point breakdown of today’s good vibes.
I will sleep with a smile and a happy heart tonight. Looking forward to more good days.
Sisters Lennon and Maisy, 12 and 8 respectively, do an awesome cover of Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn. And they use their hands and plastic butter tubs for the beats.
Ah yes, it’s that throw-your-pen-at-the-screen-and-mumble-freakin’-kids moment of the day.
Playing around with Paper by 53 again while having a CSI marathon :) (Taken with instagram)
Bangkok, Thailand | April 2012
Last January, I found out that my thesis/grad term would be pushed to June. This meant two things: one, I would be showcasing my graduation collection in October, instead of May, and two, I would have a few months out of school before the June term starts. When those facts started to sink in, I kind of had a mild case of young adulthood impatience.
I have a month left before June and it looks like May will be another good month of l/earning and living. Also, let’s make sure I can say I did all I could and all I had to before my 25th. ;)
Made with Paper
Guess who drew skulls today? :) @sheenasiao @paulignacio #HDE3 (Taken with instagram)