“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut
Learn a new skill
Take small breaks
Be a child
Learn a new skill: Soooo, after my crazy month in July happened I had to re evaluate the timeline of my career goals, and align my current situation to where I wanted to be. Currently I work at a absolutely adorable paperie and pen store, where we are encouraged to “Do something creative everyday,” whether it be chatting with local artist to get ideas or making something. I work with some beautifully talented individuals, I admire their journeys and artistic abilities. I will be teaching a hand-lettering class hopefully once every two/three months which I’m stoked about.
I’ve been wanting to pick up a new sport for a while now. My grandma and dad have always had a love for this sport, and they’re pretty good too, so I thought I’d give it a…. shot.
Golf: My second part time job is at the Rogers Park Golf Course, I picked up this job for a few reasons. A big part of my overall happiness is meeting new people, being in sunshine, and constantly learning new things. This job fulfills those wants. Second being, I’m the most frugal person I know and getting around not having to pay to practice golf sounds extremely appealing. Since then I’ve had ‘lessons’ from the whole University of Tampa Boys golf team, 70 and up men (aka the regulars) and begging co-workers to come out and give me some pointers. I’m working toward my crazy career goals every day and happy my relaxed schedule allows me to do so.
UPDATE: So far I’m still horrible. But it’s K cause I’m enjoying every second and learning something new ;)
Take small breaks: Happiness essential. When I get home usually the first thing I do is tear open my calendar and see what I have to complete by the end of the day. (btw there is a lot going on in my life, luv it but don’t). I find taking a few moments out of my hectic schedule can calm me. Recently I’ve been riding my bike around this island or taking a walk around the block. I always feel refreshed and ready to sleep or get back to work depending on the time of day. Some nights I’ll go walk to the water two blocks away and just sit for a while. Small breaks work great! Walk; draw; read; ride a bike; GET OUTSIDE.
Be a child: Ahhh the simple joys of seeing things like a child. In life I like to spice things up, keep things entertaining and fun. One night while on my bike listening to Ben Howard I added “be like a child” to my month of September. An impromptu action. To think like a child is to be curious, silly, and care-free. So I decided the rest of the month to see how long I could go without holding my hands on my handlebars. That’s right. No hands on the bicycle. The first night I went around the island three times, it was a beautiful night, no one was out on the streetz, the wind was on my back, and the feeling was exhilarating. I think the longest I got this month was only 2:35 seconds. Anyone wanna challenge me?!
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Be silly. Be childish. Reduce inhibitions. And remember what it feels like to be so care-free.
The results are… invaluable for your happiness :)
September – Pursue