How important is art for you? What matters more?

From the barista who serves your coffee, to forward-thinking teachers, we all have creativity within us. We can be creative, if we want to. Art can be in  everything we do. I imagine if you’re passionate about it, you might think it’s pretty important. You might think about it a lot.  You might get frustrated if you can’t seem to finish a project or bring one of your ideas to life, says Emily who develops tests for the U.S. and Canadian High School Equivalency (HSE) tests. She says: sometimes, at the end of the day, I look around me and see that I didn’t accomplish much at all, and my professional goal is to create at least one new test for a website named MyCareerTools that helps students to get ready for the HSE test. Sometimes other things take over and  whatever I didn’t create for the day doesn’t matter anymore.

We have many priorities.  Does the world needs YOUR art?  Your contribution?  That’s what I keep hearing, anyways.  So, that feeling of disappointment hangs over me, because I didn’t make enough of a “contribution” at the end of the day.

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How to play against all odds

A couple of days ago I was doing one of my increasingly rare stints in school. You might remember how I forgot to tell the school that I don’t work there any more? Well yeah, they still don’t know! The bell went and I learned first hand why that place has a one way system in the corridors.

I only knew one way to get to where I was meant to be headed next so I found myself battling against the tide. Edging gently in the wrong direction I made very slow progress. It helped that, with my teacher hat on, I was seen as someone in authority. They kinda had to let me pass.

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Going Back to School. I am So Excited

Learning new things is a constant in my life that I don’t believe will ever change. However, I would love to stop attending classes sooner than later. Yes, I went to high school but in another country and my diploma is not good enough in the US. I am at a pivotal point in my life.  I’m at the bottom of the hiring list in most industries, and I’m bored out of my mind. What I need is a GED so now I’m taking free online GED classes, that will help me get into college.

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Twonate-The Golden Ribbon That Ties The World Together

Angel posted an entry today about what she expects in a friend, such as empathy and humor. I thought I’d mix it up a bit and write about what my friends are as a way of showing my gratitude, and reminding myself of how lucky I am when times get tough between us.

  1. Accepting
    No matter what music I like, or what I choose to do with my life, my friends will always accept it.  Even if they don’t agree with it, they won’t hold it against me.
  1. Encouraging
    In the past couple of years I’ve been through a lot, and my friends have been there every step of the way. From something as simple as motivating me when I want to lose weight, to something as complex as helping me get through my therapy. I’m still not there, but I know that if I hit a stumbling block they’ll be there to pick me back up.

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