These last 2 months have been rough.
In February, I started my first job in over 3 years. I’m glad I’m working again, but it can be hard.
Last week, I decided to end a relationship with a friend after I came to the conclusion that communication had broken down and such a relationship was now doing me more harm than good. In short: Briefly, I became the kind of person I promised myself I would never be, and that cost me someone dear. I pray for her, wishing her the best. But I came to the conclusion that it is better for me if she not have such a prominent place in my life anymore.
My deadline for deciding whether or not to continue my college education is drawing near.
There has been at least one bright spot, though: I finished my first screenplay.
It’s a short film about how a young woman’s choice to go naked effects her search for meaning in her life after she returns home upon dropping out of college.
The reason I say all of this is:
I am bringing back Celebrating Beauty.
Celebrating Beauty was a series of posts I wrote in December — I tried to write one every day — celebrating the beauty in the world.
I was sick of, and depressed by, the 24-hour news cycle of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, rapes, and murders, and wanted to do what I could to shine some light into the darkness.
After the rough time I’ve had lately, I’ve realized that I need beauty in my life now more than ever.
There won’t be any limit on Celebrating Beauty now — I won’t be doing it just for one month.
The first entry in the new Celebrating Beauty series:
Max Caulfield comforting a depressed Kate Marsh in DONTNOD Entertainment’s Life is Strange:
Thank you to Wild Woman Sisterhood for the photo.