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Art Journal, 2014.
Just found this tucked away in my sketchbook / "There’s a fire in my head, burning holes so I’ll forget."

quiettea said: Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to 10 of your favorite followers (not back to me, I did it already). thinking good thoughts about yourself is hard but it will make you feel better so give it a go, for the sake of spreading positivity!x

This is really sweet, thank you. ♡

i. I try my best not to be judgmental. I am not going to say with finality that I am not, because we’re all human; but at least for the most part I think I have trained myself to consider the inherent goodness and vulnerability in people before I come to any conclusions about them.

ii. I get good grades at university, so I guess that I am somewhat intelligent, and I have a fairly good work ethic (although I am procrastinating right now, shh).

iii. I am getting better at texting people back (rather than just leaving them in a dark void for a couple of hours or days).

iv. I don’t mind buying people things, like movie tickets or lunch or coffee, so I suppose that there is a little seed of kindness and generosity in there somewhere.

v. I have a pretty steady hand most of the time, so I can draw nice patterns sometimes and I have legible handwriting.

I think that our bodies can pick up signals and emotions much more naturally than our brains can. I need to learn to trust that; in whether actions or words feel right. We are much more intuitive than we think, but we get caught up in our brains so often that we chew the meaning up and spit it back out void of all substance. Sometimes you just need to trust in your body and follow it.

Art Journal, 2014.
"I am told by this constant movement, this constant nudging in my brain, that my existence is not enough. I must work hard, I must strive, I must contribute my whole being to some noble cause and be successful at it. I must give myself back to the world in some highly self sacrificial way because I do not deserve this time; I do not deserve this body, and I am guilty for it."

I look like I’ve risen from hell, but I’ve actually risen from seeing an angel.