April 29, 2012 § 3 Comments
One of my goals for this year is to write every day. I recently learned about the idea of writing “Morning Pages” and I decided to use some of the ideas from this method in my daily writing. I really liked the idea of handwriting three full pages of stream-of-conscious writing however, I did not like the idea of waking up early in the morning to do this type of writing. I’m not a morning person and there is absolutely no way that I’d be able to get up 30-40 minutes earlier than normal just to write. I can barely get out of bed in the mornings as it is.
I decided to write in the evenings right before I go to bed and this method has turned out to be perfect for me. I’m able to clear my mind by writing about everything that’s in my head and it helps me to relax and to sleep better. It’s a quiet and reflective way to end my day and I find that I don’t have trouble filling up three pages with my writing. Some of these thoughts that I’ve written about have led to blog and short story ideas. I feel that this method is helping me make writing a priority in my life which is very important to me.
April 29, 2012 § 1 Comment
I haven’t been able to write blog posts lately due to my work and school schedule. I finished the course I was taking called Basic Translation and I immediately started taking a new course called Project Management for Translators. My new course is very demanding and I’m having a hard time keeping up with everything. This course will end the first week of June and I’ll be taking the summer off from my studies. That being said, I’ll be trying to write at least one blog post each week from now on. Towards the end of my course, I probably won’t be posting anything since I’ll be focusing on my final project.
March 13, 2012 § 2 Comments
A confidant is a person, with whom one shares a secret or private matter, trusting them not to repeat it to others.
I don’t have a confidant and I’m a little jealous of people who have one (or two). There isn’t anyone in my life that I absolutely trust with all of my secrets and personal thoughts. Trust is a big issue for me and there are 2 or 3 people in my life that I trust and they aren’t even my confidants. Growing up, I’ve come to realize that you can only tell certain things to certain people.
Another issue I have when it comes to revealing my thoughts is that I’m a highly intuitive person. I can always tell when someone has good or bad intentions and I pay a lot of attention to my intuition because it’s never wrong. My intuition also guides me in my everyday life and I can “predict” how certain situations will turn out. Many of my friends and family are more logical in their thinking and they can’t see past what’s right in front of their face. Many of them have been dismissive of my thoughts and feelings because there was no logic behind what I was thinking or feeling. I can understand why some of my more logical family members and friends don’t appreciate the fact that I base my decisions on my intuition however; all of them have at some point come back to me and told me that I was right in what I was thinking or feeling about a certain person or situation. Yet, these same people are still dismissive when I say something. As time has gone by, I have learned to keep my thoughts to myself and to let them figure things out on their own.
I believe that the closest things that I have to a confidant in my life are my journals and my blog. Both methods serve as a means for me to confess everything that I’m thinking and feeling.
March 8, 2012 § 1 Comment
This was a photo that I took after one of our snow storms. We’ve been having nice weather here in Colorado after so much snow this winter but we could possibly get more even though Spring is around the corner. I’m looking forward to nicer weather, sunshine, and longer days. With this photo I say goodbye to the snow and hello to Spring.
March 4, 2012 § 11 Comments
This is my take on distorted photos. I use an app on my phone called Little Photo that has different filters you can use when editing a photo. The original photo was taken at the Garden of the Gods and I’ve used two different filters: one that makes the photo look vintage and another that turns it the color blue.
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March 1, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Normally, I indulge myself by buying frozen yogurt, a book, or even a journal but recently I purchased this beautiful bracelet. It’s a charm bracelet and I can add more charms little by little. Ever since I was a child, I had wanted a bracelet like this and I plan to add charms that tell more and more about myself. I’ve started off with two charms: a purse and a stack of books. The purse represents my love of purses (especially vintage purses) and it’s amazing that I’m not a purse hoarder. The stack of books represents my constant search for knowledge and the fact that I’m always reading something. It is also an acknowledgement of all the hard work that I’m putting into my graduate studies.
February 5, 2012 § 2 Comments
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Wanderlust by Elisabeth Eaves
Why Translation Matters By Edith Grossman
The Entrepreneurial Linguist: The Business – School Approach to Freelance Translation by Judy A. Jenner and Dagmar V. Jenner
How To Succeed As a Freelance Translator by Corinne McKay
Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith
Finish This Book by Keri Smith