I find myself at odds with myself often. This has particularly been true of school and what I want from education. My problem is that I have an artistic itch that I have never really scratched. People ask me what I see myself doing and I tell them ‘probably an attorney with very high political tendencies’. I also have up till now kept something to myself. I would add ‘who goes home at night to paint on canvas something that reflects his soul’. I have taken a few painting classes when I was younger and had the community education program not run out of money for that particular class I would have kept it up. Once I hit high school, I was in a more practical mode and headed into science and math which I discarded for biblical studies which I now and trading for political science and law but in the back of my mind is a small place for that simple act of artistic expression.
I suppose I have become an artist with words. My chief struggle in my English Composition class is this tension I feel when writing things like resumes and other academic type writings as to how to get some creativity into the mix. It is that creative artist within that I have to fight down and do things technically correct because I also want the good grade. My writing is now in both worlds and I long for something that is more purely art. I am not sure what whether painting, drawing or photography. Maybe something similar but something where the whole point of technique is to produce more of a pure artistic expression of the soul.
The Soul Rundown:
Reading – I am actually very close to being done with my reading for the semester and that means I should be taking my books to read to school for the downtime moments.
Writing – Blogging and writing for school takes up most of my writing time. However, this puts me into a mode of what to do for summer. Planning begins because the end of summer would produce an artificial deadline.
Family – Thanksgiving on the horizon.
Finances – Getting by, would like to do a little more than get by.
Blessings and Cheers!!!