Any exciting plans for the weekend? Did you make any resolutions for this new year?
Just going to see a bunch of local bands play tomorrow night, and seeing The Butler on Sunday! Resolution wise I am working to focus more on creating and developing my art, I want to explore and challenge myself as an artist, and not just get by. As well as to stop being so obsessed with looks and material things. Embrace the quirks! Get out more. Meet people. Challenge myself. And continue to be healthy and happy!
how is Richmond? i will be moving there within this year and wanted to know how its like over there. are people easy going? are there camp sites in the wilderness? is the cost of living cheap? if you can answer these question i would appreciate it :)
Richmond is a pretty fun place if you’re not too busy with work and school haha. It’s full of things to do, art to see, music to hear, parties to go to, places to shop, etc. etc. For the most part people are pretty easy going, it’s just finding the people that you mesh with the best that might take time. Not completely sure about the camp site situation, but I know there are a bunch of parks within the city, definitely head out to Belle Isle, and hiking spots not too far outside of the city. The cost of living weeelll it can be a bit pricey depending on where you want to live, I’m in the Fan to stay close to school and things aren’t exactly cheap, but if you can find a house to fill it’s not too bad, especially in other neighborhoods like Oregon Hill, Carver and Jackson Ward, assuming that you still want to stay close to VCU. Hope that helped!
The outstanding amount of art that is being created in the world is so overwhelming. I could just sit and discover artists all day, but then what am I creating? There’s such conflict between being adequately aware of what is going on around you, while still creating your own work. It’s quite a balancing act. So much to obtain, it’s hard to grasp. You get lost in it, and that’s no good. Or is it? You can get lost in it as long as you’re doing, creating, being, not just comatose and lost in your own thoughts. Make those thoughts actions, and create. Whatever that might be.
It’s starting to become increasingly apparent to me the human connection I lack in the world. Other than day to day interaction with people in class and my department. I feel so confined to a world I’m not entirely sure I’m happy. Maybe it’s just me adjusting, coming from one place where I was finally beginning to feel comfortable and content and all of a sudden. Wham. Back again. To this new..old routine.