One year can change your whole life.
Last month, I finally wrote up the story of how I went from having a full-time job as a software engineer to receiving an MFA acceptance letter from my top school, ArtCenter College of Design.
Here’s an excerpt from my blog post:
Yes, I absolutely will leave you with a cliffhanger! 🤠
Failure is Not Something to Focus On.
For most of my life I thought astrology was a waste of time, and I’m still mostly on the fence about it. Since last year I’ve been casually observing patterns though the Co-Star app and learning about sun/moon/rising signs—mostly as a way to know myself better. (For the record, my signs are: sun Capricorn, moon Leo, rising Capricorn). The moon Leo thing really stood out to me because that aligns with my Clifton Strength of significance. I want to ensure others feel valued and appreciated, even more than I seek those things for myself. Is it all hot air on some level? Maybe. For now, it’s an interesting tool among many others.
That said, the following headline (?) showed up in my Co-Star app and it really resonated with me: “A sense of failure is not something to engage with. Just observe it and let it pass.”
This was a short one.
I‘m in the process of typing up several loose ends, and hopefully a project I can talk about in the next newsletter. It’s been something that profoundly shaped how I relate to myself, and I hope it will be a helpful tool for many people. Until then, thank you so much for reading!
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