52 Weeks. 52 Frames.

It’s the start of the third week in January – 16 days into 2023 to be exact. In the spirit of trying to reclaim my own creativity, which I’ve been trying to do for a while now, and inspired by a friend of mine who has a daily art practice, I’m going to give a photo challenge a try. The premise is easy – take one photo based on the prompt every week. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

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Coming Full Circle, Or How 28 Feels Really Similar To 13

This blog post was originally written as part of a series for The Welders. It was posted to their blog on July 25, 2017. 

I am 28 years old. I graduated from high school ten years ago, graduated from undergraduate six years ago, and graduated from graduate school four years ago. When I was 11 back in 2000, I had a love for all things anime and Japanese. It was the thing to be into for me and my group of friends. We weren’t the most popular kids in school. No, we were the kids who were spending our weekends at the mall buying model Gundams, figuring out how to convince our parents to make us Sailor Scout costumes, finding new music genres in J-Pop and J-Rock, and reading and writing fan fiction on the internet back when you had to label things “lemon” to indicate explicit content.

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What November Taught Me About Writing

For the third time in the last three years, I have attempted to write in the challenge known as NaNoWriMo. The challenge is simple. Write a novel (50,000 words) in one month (30 days). Sounds easy enough. However, there is a distinct difference, I have found, between sounding easy and being easy. Writing 1,667 words one day for a month sounds easy…until you have to take into consideration all of the other projects, commitments, and general things you have to do because life demands them.

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A Semester in Egypt

Well, here we go again folks! I’ve been in Cairo, Egypt for almost a week now. It’s been an interesting experience so far. I’m afraid that the cars will kill me, but I’m starting to get the hang of it. I’ll be sure to post to my travel blog, which many people followed last semester, http://assseenbybecky.blogspot.com, and I will post some new photography as the semester goes on. It will be awesome, I just know it!

So, that’s about all I have to say at the moment. More to come in the next semester!


Back in the US

Well, my plan to continually update while in the Czech Republic failed rather miserably. Every time I thought about it, something else would come up and I would get distracted by that project for a bit…and I’m sure you can see how the vicious cycle continued. But, I did manage to keep my travel journal up-to-date and I will continue that through the next semester during my studies in Egypt. So, make sure to keep watching me as I travel. Should be a lot of fun this semester. Especially, with all of the terror stuff going on.

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It’s Alive!

I’m sorry for the long break with nothing new. The last few months were kind of rough on me. As I wrote before, I worked two jobs and I prepared to leave the country for a year. Well, it’s finally happened and as I write this to you right now, I’m sitting on my bed in my apartment…in the Czech Republic. Which is where I will be studying the art of filmmaking. I’m so excited, but nervous. This has been a long time in the making and now that it’s here…wow. Just wow!

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