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Creativity Audit

“She’s the creative one,” my parents would regularly say to me and anyone who asks about their children. I heard this so much growing up that I started doing that thing we’re socialized to do with compliments; shrug and deny them while thanking the person for their graciousness. However, is it really a compliment to call someone creative? Or is it just pointing out a trait that you notice? Also, is creativity a muscle you have to practice or you lose it?

I’m posting this because I have to post SOMETHING. I’m sick of making excuses for not completing my creative projects. Let’s see how I did on my 2018 creative resolutions shall we?

I kept my 2018 resolutions because it was important to me this year. Once you reach your mid twenties (I’m 25 now), you realize that there is no structure or person pushing you or setting goals for you. Not school. Not work. It’s all you. Nothing teaches you this lesson and makes you question why your life choices more than having to wake up every 2 hours in the night to make sure your 5 pound puppy doesn’t soil his bed and have to sleep in it. Now, that’s what I call music responsibility. Alright, let’s get into the resolutions. These are just a few of them examined, but I actually didn’t do too badly.

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My Austin Studio Apartment Tour

As I was drawing up my New Year’s Resolutions for 2018, I consulted Anna Akana’s video on how she organized hers. When I reached the art bubble, something compelled me to write “film a video tour of my current home”. If you’re a regular reader of this blog (that I obviously update so regularly, so why wouldn’t you be?), you might already know about my obsession with the idea of home and the places I’ve lived. Taking photos of my past abodes is great, but I really want to immortalize my spaces in video. And improve my skills. So here we go, a video tour of my studio apartment in Austin, Texas.

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My London Bedroom

Most of us saw our bedrooms as an almost holy place, safe space, and sanctuary from the annoyances just outside the door. We plastered posters and photos and stickers and art on our walls. If you were like me, you didn’t feel happy until your space reflected the way you wanted to be seen by others. And the person you wanted to be–which was constantly changing.

Recently, there was an exhibit at the Geffrye Museum about teenage bedrooms. Yes, I’m completely aware that I am far from a teenager, but I related so much to these wild kids. They were completely and unabashedly expressing themselves with the items they chose to display and the word they chose to share.

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