After a 5-year long roller coaster ride they call undergrad, I ended my time in Waterloo today. It was so bittersweet to leave, especially after meeting so many amazing people and making even more amazing memories. It’s weird to just say goodbye to such a big part of my life. This #tbt (and yes it’s still counts as Thursday, I don’t care what you say) is from the day, 5 years ago when I first moved into residence and began this journey. #throwbackthursday #byeundergrad #byeUW #alreadymissingyou #thepeople #notclasses #thispictureissoembarrassing #whydoidothistomyself
the first step in saying goodbye is letting go
We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures.
now my dream makes sense
ABT/Bolshoi principal dancer David Hallberg and models Coco Rocha, Daria Strokous, Frida Gustavsson, Tilda Lindstam and Fei Fei Sun all dressed up in Chanel Haute Couture photographed by Annie Leibovitz for American Vogue, April 2013.
Remember that time I tried to start a journal? And the only lasted 3 days.
This is one of those nights where it’d be nice to have one.
we fight for love, justice, and for greasers (or biker gangs)!
a piece done in excitement for the Sailor Moon reboot, and also because I just wanted to draw them in cool jackets.
Also available in Society6 as a print and as a totebag!