Weekly Report 8
I will admit that school is not always something interesting. Not much changes in a week by week basis; it is a constant pressure on my life. However, this mundanity can be dealt with. Really, it should be dealt with. I have my own ways of dealing with it, which I am attempting to change.
My way of dealing with this stress is music and video games. They provide a break; in a way they are an escape. They clear my mind and allow me to process what is happening with little to no stress. Nonetheless, that is not how I want to be spending my time. I want to be productive and efficient. I cannot do that while playing video games. Instead, I want to paint; I would like to spend my time practicing and improving my art. That has been my goal this year: to paint habitually.
My progress has been slow, but it is there. I have noticed a simple, yet powerful change in my habits already. Sketching, yes, I have begun sketching on my own volition. They are observational sketches, quickly made and rough, but they are still sketches. This is a step, I feel is worth acknowledging because it signifies progress. It is necessary to recognize progress once in awhile; it allows me to see how far I have come. Seeing this small change in my personality motivates and encourages me to keep working at it. This change tells me that I can and will change into a painter as long as I continue investing myself.