Tag Archives: personal experiences

Random thought: My generation, or many of us, have grown up having to make everything a sales pitch

“I want to hang out with my friend because…”
“I want to study within this major because…”
“I don’t have plans today because…”
Like seriously? I’d love to not have to “sell” everything I do. When do I hit the age in which I can utilize the “because I said so” excuse?

Let the New (Summer) Photography Project Commence!!

Now that I have a little more wiggle-room when it comes to time due to the Summer, I thought it would be a great chance to start a new photography project documenting the little things that I enjoy during the Summer time, hopefully recreating the subject of the photos in a way that evokes similar emotion from the person who is viewing (and if not, I guess they can just enjoy them as pretty Summer pictures!). I’ve taken a few in these past couple of days, but I feel like the editing is going to have to be held off for a little bit because with the implosion of my hard drive came the loss of a bunch of the essential programs I use. I would definitely like to share this project with you guys, though, so you can kind of get a feel for what I personally enjoy about my experience of Summer. When I get all these pictures tweaked and prepped, you guys will be the first people I share them with. I hope you like ’em 🙂

Those Who Care are Those Who Listen

Have you ever noticed that, when you’re talking to someone you consider a friend, their eyes kind of…. glaze over because whatever you’re saying doesn’t apply or matter to their own life? I was thinking about it last night. All the times that I have listened and been respectful to the vulnerability of others vs. how many times people have, instead of listening and exhibiting any bit of concern, changed the subject or brought the spotlight back to them and their own (apparently more important) concerns. It’s frustrating, but when it comes down to it, the ones who are open and willing to give you a listening and gentle ear are the ones that care. All those people that seem to think that your problems don’t matter but come running to you at the drop of a hat? They want the benefit of having a listener but refuse to provide the same comfort. It’s strange to think that there are people out there that can see you vulnerable and still act like they’re looking right through you.