Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Good things are happening.

It's amazing the people you meet and the connections you make just by opening yourself up a little bit. I've never been one to strike up a conversation with a stranger, or to be welcoming to a random conversation with someone I barely know. I'm not the most trusting of people, and I realize this probably doesn't make for the most pleasant of exchanges sometimes. Maybe it's me growing up a bit or just being more comfortable in my daily surroundings, but I've been talking to people. People that I've seen around for years and I've never bothered to learn their names. People that I barely talked to in college or in high school. People may be a little scary, but people are interesting. There are a lot of people that are helpful and giving, just because you've had a few conversations with them. They have a lot to offer. Interacting and communicating more with strangers and even people I've known forever helps motivate me. It helps me be creative. It makes me want to have more to offer too. It makes me happy. ...Just don't sit down next to me on a multi-hour plane ride and expect me to talk back. I don't think that will ever happen.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wow!! I haven't posted in SO long. About 3 weeks ago I stopped working at my desk job. I started an apprenticeship with an artist, Andrea Rosenfeld. And I'm waitressing. It's going to be an interesting journey back into art!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today is my one year mark at my job.

I keep typing and then erasing... I'm not sure what to write about because I'm not sure how to feel.

One year full of heartbreak, loss and pain. One year of wondering if I should stick it out or not, if being an adult means being unhappy.

A year is a long time, long enough to become comfortable with something so unnatural and uncomfortable for me. Enough time to almost convince myself it's worth it.

One year at a job that is slowly sucking all creative energy from me.

I miss colors, I miss creating. I miss talking about things that matter. I miss spending most of my time with people who care and who I care about. Office gossip is so depressing, sometimes I feel like it could suffocate me.

And the worst part is I don't know how to get out. A year is enough to scare me away from making a change, to go back to the unknown and explore, in life and in creativity.

I know I can't start over, but how do I start again?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

my website's done! www.nikileist.com

i painted some this weekend. will more either today or tomorrow too.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

hey january, see you next week.

i've never really been one to make resolutions, but these are some things i'm planning on doing this year:

1/ i'm signing up for a sprint triathlon. it's a 300 yard swim, 10.5 mile bike ride, and 3 mile run. these numbers might not seem like a lot, but i think it's something completely out of character for me to do... and it's something for me to look forward to. and it's good for me.

2/ i'm going to make a schedule for myself to make art. i have (almost) a permanent schedule at my job, which means that i can make a permanent schedule to make art. and i have no excuses to not stick to it. i'm cleaning out my space and organizing everything (starting tonight) because my biggest excuse is that i don't have space.

3/ i'm going to start shopping for myself and cooking more. since moving back home i don't do that anymore. i like cooking. i like eating healthy. why not?