Saturday, April 29, 2006

Spring '06

The weather in Oakland is nice. Summer keeps wanting to peep through and the clouds tend to give way by midday, sun beamin in through my apartment windows, the apartment I have been so grateful for.

Its been a tug of war lately though between this creative drive that keeps wanting to peep through and my will to end this semester successfully. I knew I had it comming.. 21 units in one semester leaves you with at least 60 pages to write at the end of the semester. I have to remind myself though that this is good training. I'm building a muscle here, trying to balance academia with my teaching and creativity. Although so far I've been just keeping my head above water, I'm aiming for the day where I can juggle all this work with no sweat. Sometimes I have to wonder if I'm neglecting aspects of my own humanity. The world expects so much of me these days, and I think it has always been in my nature to live up to higher expectations than the world expects.

Once I am through with this semester though, its gonna be all about spendin hours in the darkroom with some new exciting projects I have in mind and non-stop writing.... Incentive....

4 comments:

Kilimanjaro: High and Lo said...

hey lady

just stopping by in yourspace! take care of yourSELF first-the world can wait until next week. sending you some love on all those new projects you will have going on. you're so funny and you speak your mind--i've been reading your comments on other blogs!!! LOVE THAT~~~ best.

Tigera Consciente said...

aww, thanks for visiting.. its been feelin a little lonely here so i've been blog hoppin and keepin this as my space for thought processing and personal reflection.. glad i could come across so many beautiful people all at once.. kinda like a big ole meal that hits the spot u know...

nubian said...

good luck with those papers. i'm in the same damn boat

skyscraper said...

yeah, ditto to kilimanjaro's words - take it easy on yourself and do what you have to. prioritizing is a fucking bitch, i'm trying to learn that for myself now. there's so much to do, so much i wanna invest myself in, but never enough time. unfortunately, artistic and social stuff often ends up coming last (for me), i can barely keep up with my blog and visit other hot places (like yours) to stay up to date and part of the community.

but i believe it's possible to be on top of everything - just takes some learning and skill. well, good luck on those peipas - i'm sure they'll be brilliant. i'm looking forward to some more of your photos, girl!