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We're going down. But not for long. This morning I took the morning off to rest up and get back to it. Especially since this is the last few weeks before an actual vacation.

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Art & Theory: Fantasy & Science

I have two loves: Science and Art. I took one as my career and keep the other as my many hobbies. As soon as I only think of art as a job though, it loses its appeal. Its therapeutic effects.

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Weekly Update: Week12

Apparently, I have a yearly trend of getting really excited about my goals days 1 through 7. Then for days 8 and on, getting over-anxious because I'm trying to focus on 20 things at once.

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Weekly Update: Week 14

Once again, during these 2 weeks, my creativity has been dominated by web design, making note that I did not even do a week 13 update. Since I have commented on making my blog about general creativity not just writing, it counts... sort of. So, to sum it up, I made progress on the dive shop's website, including taking shots of the store. I also did a soft launch of a new website for a client. It still has some work to go through, but it was a successful launch and it feels amazing.

Shot of the store I took


This month, I'm on track for some monthly goals. I've read through 7 of the 8 books for the month. A few weeks ago I started Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America, after reading The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move, it really puts you in a funk. Like, fuck it, everything is horrible, let's just move to a fun-loving happy island.

To bring my mood back up, I chose one of the Audible "included" books. It was exactly what I expected. A semi-cheesy gay romance with a happy ending (badumtss).  The last time I went through a romance novel stint, it was exactly what I wanted and I rated them as they were in that space. However, now it comes right after reading Anxious People, which was amazing. I wasn't as pleased this time. Anxious People did inspire me to write, and yet also didn't, because it was so clever, wtf can I write?

Then I read Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism, which led to a whole other list of lists and tasks. Overall, I like positive self-help books that leave you in a positive place. Even if they're crappy as hell, I appreciate the positive vibe.

As for my actual writing... I finally published another LinkedIn blog! In 2012, I was a co-leader for a (non-religious) service trip to Alaska. I thought I was a great leader, I was organized, thorough, diligent. But 1 day something came up and my advisor gave me a bit of information I've never forgotten.

I did start a flash fiction piece and I had every intention of publishing it tonight. However, after rewriting 25% of the first several paragraphs, I had to call it. Though, I did discover a submission tracking website, which is super exciting and does make me want to submit more things.