Feels Like a Stab in the Heart

Hello everyone!

Another weekend come and gone, time for the start of a new week! The drawing here I drew last night. Sometimes love ain’t all it’s cracked up to be! Loving your soulmate doesn’t always mean that everything is all sunflowers and hearts. Sometimes there is conflict. And to me that always feels like I am being stabbed in the heart. I hate fighting. BUT the important thing is that you commit to that person, and make up after you fight. Say more “I love you’s” and apologize. Being the first to say “I’m sorry” doesn’t mean weakness, it’s love. Here’s to hoping there is a sunny tomorrow!

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Hug a Bunny!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Half-way through the week… has it gone by fast, or is it just me? I haven’t dedicated too much time to drawing this week as I’ve been busy, but I have been following the Redbubble 10 challenge, which is a daily drawing. Yesterday was to draw your pet… and let me introduce you to my adorable Lop! Her name is Etta James. She’s adorable. And really strange. I guess pets are like their owners! She enjoys carrots, apples, lettuce, parsley, bananas… anything sweet and sugary. Supposedly rabbits are supposed to have a ton of hay to help with their digestion, and I put it in her pen, but she refuses to eat it unless it is accompanied by an apple! Little brat. (I say that in a tender “awwwh” way..) Todays activities: work 8-12, eat quick lunch at home, workout at the gym for a half-hour (back + biceps today) I filed for my degree which I will receive in May (I’m a graduate! ahhh!), applied for a blogging internship at UNICEF (crossing my fingers and toes) and then finished the afternoon off by skyping my boyfriend. Tonight we are having some family over for dinner, and then I will prepare for my day tomorrow! Ce la vie.

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Brain Vomit

Happy Monday, everyone (or anyone)!

I feel like I have had so much going on in my life these past few weeks, and somehow, at the same time, it also feels like nothing has been going on. I’ve been getting into my new routine- get up at 6, take my sister to the train station, come back, shower, get dressed for work, text my long-distance boyfriend until 7:30, leave for work, clock in at 8:00, clock out at noon, come home, eat lunch, relax for an hour, go to the gym, come home, skype said boyfriend, begin homework, eat dinner, do more homework, read a little bit, then fall asleep. Repeat. I’m a teacher in training, so I truly am loving what I’m doing. I believe that investing in young children’s future is investing in the future of the world! We need to be raising children to be critical thinkers; creative problem solvers. The problems that the world is facing today are not the same problems it was facing 100 years ago, which means that the solutions for them need to be different than the solutions we used back then. Anyhow…I could seriously go on and on and on about children/the future/education/brain stuff, so I’ll stop here for now. But feel free to ask questions or to let me know about cool/interesting articles that you think I might like. Here’s what I’m currently reading:

Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

It’s Ok NOT to Share… and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids by Heather Shumaker

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein