Store owners beam and put their own face, person, livelihood behind their product, and with that, accountability, ownership, pride

Keywords: What We Are

in a season where isolation and independence have become the norm, even praised and celebrated, i want to lean hard on my place, my people, i want to depend on things to be there for me – the bread shop that opens every day until midnight, the aunty who sells the softest cotton sleepwear every sunday, the uncle who i know will be there, faithfully repairing shoes until he no longer can… in turn, they depend on (us/me), for their livelihood, purpose; and for both of us, we want each other, for the warmth, interaction, companionship.

https://raah.blog/2021/07/05/small-is-beautiful

I want is from “myself” and I expect is from “others”

Keywords: expectations , love , relationships

Just take a different approach here to maintain the relationship – for example: We love each other so deeply, there is no doubt – no trust issues and I still wait for his message or call, I still want him to see my all status and respond BUT now by replacing my thought process I just want THIS to happen and I stopped expecting this. Expectation means – other person has to do this else it will hurt us. And Want is mine own – other person is not responsible for this. The time we realize that its not the other person who is hurting us, its us/our feelings which is the cause of all this. Our mind became more relaxed and then we start appreciating whatever little or big things/gestures other person is doing/showing for us. We start value them more than before. Now, its only love, love and only love…

https://dilkigehrayionse.wordpress.com/2021/06/09/expectations

The biggest mental issue is my need for external validation

Keywords: {0}

I need this external validation. I need people. I want people to invite me to hang out with them. But that doesn’t happy. I’m usually the guy who has to plan everything in my friend group. But they all meet up with each other all the time. But I can’t blame them. Almost all of my friends are girls and it’s wrong for me to be always there for girl time. And honestly, I’m kind of sick hearing about purses, guys, and periods.

https://butchalis.wordpress.com/2021/06/03/my-first-post-2

My hiatus helped me see how much I’ve come to love doing art, how much I want to put paint on my canvases, how much I want to play with new techniques and learn new ways to express myself through this wondrous thing we call art

Keywords: art studio , miscellaneous , watercolor , art , creativity , hiatus

We may never agree on what is art, what isn’t art, or why it matters. But as artists, I think we can definitely agree that art is meaningful to us. We all need art in our life. Sometimes we may need to step away for one reason or another, but we’ll always come back to art.

https://artistcoveries.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/hiatus