My feelings on this are just about the same as the feelings I had on my 26th birthday (Wait a minute, didn't I just start my twenties?!?) 2012 indeed is zipping by.
This past month, I tried to make a habit of doing a quick sketch per day, 3 days of the week. I was pretty good about this the first few weeks, but I'm not going to lie- the last few ones I pretty much just drew yesterday. In any case I think it's such a great exercise to sketch, even if the perspective or proportion is not exactly right or if it looks kinda weird. I'm convinced it's good for the brain. My friend Michelle gave me this book which has a section that discusses how drawing is an exercise in seeing and understanding the relationship between things.
Some thoughts from the past few weeks
1. Do you ever feel like there are so many cool things out there to do, but no time to learn? I was at CVS on Wednesday, and I saw this pottery spinning machine for 8 year olds, and it took all the self control in me to not buy it. How cool would it be to spin pottery at home?!
2. Been feeling tired this week because I feel like I've been pulled in a lot of directions lately, and not able to focus on anything. But then I look at moms around me and I see how amazing and selfless they are, and it makes me realize that if I think it's tough now, wow, motherhood is going to be insane!
3. I am very saddened by the Jonah Lehrer scandal, he was one of my favorites, I even wrote a post about him in april! He was really good at taking really brainy and scientific ideas and infusing them into pop culture. My brother and I would refer to his most recent book, on a pretty much daily basis
4. Serve LA with the Harmony Project this past Saturday was such a cool experience! I definitely want to do it next year. If I have kids, I would want them to be involved in something like that. It totally brought me back to my earlier days playing the harp in youth orchestra and the Berkeley Symphony. My harp teacher was probably the most inspiring teacher of my entire life (and that's saying a lot, because I'm very fortunate to say that I've had a lot of inspiring teachers). She invested in me so much and even though I don't really play the harp much anymore, the things she taught me about work ethic, discipline, love of the arts, and integrity have stayed with me in everything I set out to do.
5. Had a really encouraging time hanging out with the Hongs last night. The whole car ride back, I kept saying " I reaalllly like them!"
6. Taylor's mom and Tim gave me a cutting from a Swedish cactus plant in their home, and has the coolest story of how it got passed on from one person to the next. We are growing it at our apartment and named him George Michael after a character from Arrested Development. I think I might try to chart its growth if I can remember to do so!