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Finding the silver lining

Life is unpredictable. Looking back: if you would have told me seven years ago I would still be living in Ames, teaching art, have my masters done, be instructing yoga and have two tattoos I would have laughed at you. 1,071 more words

Life Lesson

Rejection: Tee by Knitscene

Saturday’s mail brought my Padre Island Tee swatch in an envelope from Knitscene.

I’ve had more rejections than acceptances in recent months, so it would be easy to get discouraged, but I know that the competition for these national magazines is intense, and my chances of shining brighter than the well-known designers who are regularly published are practically nil to begin with. 130 more words


First stop, Boston

A 4 1/2 hour bus ride to New York and I get to sit next to the guy with bad BO. Seriously bad, and every time he moves it’s like he emits even more in my direction. 881 more words

North America

just a few things about my feet

A few weeks ago I had scarlet fever and my doc told me that I may have peeling hands and feet for the next 6 weeks or so as a result.  232 more words

When it Rains, it Pours. Literally.

This has been a long, stress filled weekend.

It started out great. I got Friday off of work because I had an interview with a talent agency on Thursday and since I don’t have a car, it’s just easier to catch the train up to the city and then get a ride home with my dad, rather then have to go back that same night and then catch the train the next day to come home anyways. 1,443 more words

Hopelessly Hopeful

Despite the odds

Despite my numbered days

I look for hope, for happiness

I accept the hurtful fact

But at the back of my mind… 35 more words