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The Drawing Board

 

There is nothing scarier than a blank page. You sit and stare at it willing yourself to think of something creative to write, draw, or paint on its stark pages.
I’m back at the drawing board, sitting next to you, struggling to make sense of the picture in my head.
I seem to becoming back to this place a lot lately. My drawing gets so far, and then gets erased, only to leave that page, mockingly waiting for my next move. I don’t know the next move.
but
that’s OK. I don’t need too. All we both need to know is that we can make mistakes. We can mess up the page so all the white is gone, filling every available space with mistakes. The beauty of sitting at the drawing board is that there is always an eraser.
Make a mistake, rub it out, pick up the pencil and start all over again.
I see you there sitting next to me.
Welcome back to the drawing board.
NB. I turn 26 tomorrow. When did I become a grown up?

Are you currently in college? If so, then you are one of the many millions of people trying to find your identity in this world. College can be one of the most stressful times of your life because you are facing a lot of uncertainty. Read the below article for some great advice that will help you deal with this in a better way.

Don’t procrastinate with applying for grants and scholarships. When you take more time to find money for college, you won’t need to borrow as much. Create a system that details deadlines so that you can submit applications on time.

Involve yourself in several activities like clubs and advisory panels while in college. Also, activities can help to bolster you resume for future work. Try not to do more than you can handle while maintaining your grades.

If you need money for college, you should consider applying for federal financial aid and scholarships. Visit the FAFSA website and follow the application process to get access to federal funding or grants. If you are denied federal funding, apply for different scholarships related to the subject you want to study.

Why are you attending college? It is important to answer this question for yourself. Are you in college just because it seems like the thing to do? Are you there to just have a college experience? Are you there to learn a specific subject. Carefully evaluate why it is you are attending college and prioritize.

Although the tips you have just read are an excellent guide for anyone going to college, be aware that they do not contain all you should know. You will have to do a lot of self-reflection on your own, but you can and should use these tips as a starting guide. Just remember that although college is stressful, you can get through it and successfully discover yourself.

The Girl Who Believed She Could Change The World

There was this girl who was lost.

Lost in her own head and the world around her. Lost in her situation.
She spent months frantically searching for something to find meaning in, and eventually opened the bible that lay dusty on her shelf.
It changed her.

In that moment the girl felt just what it was like to be loved. She wanted to exude that love. She wanted to forgive with love. She wanted to love the sinner. It just took her time to realise that the sinner she needed to love the most was herself.

The girl started on a journey. One that would wreck her from the inside out. She knew it was going to be painful, but she could already see glimpses of beauty when she looked in the mirror. Her journey even took her to a different county, and back again. The journey made the girl see herself through God’s eyes, and sometimes she didn’t like what she saw.

The journey ended and the girl started to change. She forgave, she let all the hate out of her heart, and she learnt to wait.

The girl made contact. She asked for help. She built a community around her. She felt safe.

The girl could see the future, and it was shining bright.

The girl felt loved.

The girl is me.

If you are interested in learning about hobbies, now is an excellent time to begin. The following article has the information you need. You may learn something that can be a great deal of fun for you to try.

If you are relatively good with indoor plants, you should consider outdoor gardening as a hobby. The skills are very similar, but you’ve got the extra challenge of having to consider temperatures, amounts of sunlight, and even the type of soil that you have around the home. It’s these extra layers that give this hobby a lot of depth.

To choose a good hobby for you, start with making a list of things that you absolutely love doing. Write everything down, no matter how big or small it looks on paper. Then take that list and give real consideration to each one. Somewhere in that list is a gem just waiting for you to explore it.

A great hobby to have is to start scrap booking. Scrap booking can be fun because it allows you to flex your creative muscle, and make something very special at the same time. You can dedicate a scrap book to a certain trip or time period, and then give it as a gift to someone.

Before you decide on a hobby that is right for you, try out a small project first. If you think that you might enjoy quilting, begin with a table runner or small pillow to see if quilting is right for you. If painting is appealing to you, try it out on a small canvass.

Are you someone who laments the lack of time spent on your favorite hobbies? We hope this article has given you some good ideas about scheduling for your hobbies. You should not spend so much time working without spending some time doing something you enjoy.