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I finished reading Big Magic a couple of weeks ago and it’s a book that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since. If you haven’t read it then I’d highly recommend it. It’s a book for creatives but when it comes down to it, it’s a book for everyone because we all have hidden treasures inside of us. You just have to be brave enough to seek them out. (A little tidbit I learned from the book.)

One of the biggest ideas that I got from this book is that there are other people out there like me! Sometimes you get frustrated or discouraged by your art and sometimes it can be labeled as suffering for your art. Another word to use instead of “suffering” is “dedication”. Dedication to what makes me happy and also what keeps me feeling alive. If an image I created is less than perfect, it’s ok. I’ll still keep on working on it because it’s what I love to do.

“My work loves me as much as I love it.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic.

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Let the meltdown begin! After a week’s worth of snow I can officially say now that I’m ready for things to get back to normal.

Here are 3 things I was grateful for this week:

1. Snow day fun
2. Reminiscing on my fun in Chinatown in this video
3. Started watching a new show, Mr. Robot. Have you guys seen it? It’s sooo good so far. When does the second season come out?

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I finally broke free!!! I got out of the house but everything after that was a little crazy. I picked up my friend, Sue and we headed to DC. All smooth sailing until we had to find a parking spot. All my usual parking spots were still covered in snow. Then it was walking through all the snow. I started breaking a sweat by the time we got to the Monument. At one point Sue and I had to walk one-behind-another in order to keep from falling. But I fell. Sue turned around and saw me all in the snow. She fell from laughing at me so hard. It was hilarious. Then I got stuck in my driveway 3 different ways. No more driving for me until all the snow melts. Ill be a metro rider from now on.