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In order to spread awareness, I need voices and personal experiences. Your stories, words, and shared creativity can help change stigma on being an artist/geek/gamer, and encourage others to incorporate creativity into their lives...
I heard a couple talking about writers and their perceptions of having a story to tell.
The man said, "Can you believe they're that pompous? To think that your story is so important. Look at me! I'm a sad artist! Read my story!"
The woman nodded her head, and said, "I know, right? They're so whiny, and think they're so special."
I ate my ravioli, and thought of my response to their words.
As a kid, I often stared into the night sky immersed in the beauty of the stars. I thought about constellations and wondered if the moon was made of cheese. I also daydreamed about alien life and the potential future of humanity. It just seemed very possible that one day, the collective human culture could transcend the suffering and unnecessary corruption it currently experiences. These were my thoughts in elementary school.
Adult responsibilities aren't always fun--there's work, bills, relationships, health and wellness concerns, and long-term concerns as well. The work week sometimes feels like it'll never end, while the weekend never seems to be long enough. In between these hours, a person is expected to keep a home clean and organized. The expectations to balance countless responsibilities can get overwhelming fast. Sometimes it can feel chaotic when the house is messy and there's just too many loads of laundry to wash, dirty dishes to clean, and mouths to feed. The pressures to do everything perfectly can add lots of stress to a person's life. What if this stressed person decided to clean less often?