"Creativity is Intelligence having fun." Albert Einstein
I'm still slightly bitter that I didn't seen an elk while I was out in Colorado. I was told that it was a very slim chance to see one, but I was still optimistic.
I decided that I would make my own elk picture since I couldn't take one of a wild elk. And to be extra creative I made it purple because everyone knows that purple is an elk's favorite color (I didn't fact check that).
This is a combination of four different photos, none are mine.
Recently I turned "read receipts" on. If you are unfamiliar with "read receipts" it is a little line of text below the last message (in a conversation) sent to your iPhone from another iPhone. It tells you when that person has read your message.
Normally I'm against announcing that I have read someone's text BUT I had a change of heart. Sometimes I have a hard time remembering to answer texts. I'll be busy doing something and check my phone but not have time to answer. Most of the time I honestly just forget to send a message back, but sometimes I need more time to think about what I'm going to say and then I forget. Later I'll realize I forgot and then it's just guilt, guilt, guilt about forgetting.
Turning on read receipts has made me more accountable to answering messages in a timely fashion for the most part. It's the added knowledge that the other person can see that I've read it. And so far I would say I have increased my response time by a crazy amount.
The only problem I've noticed is that it has slightly encouraged my idea that (sometimes) texting is a game. When I don't answer/continue a conversation and the other person can see that I've read their text and simply chosen not to answer; I feel like I have won. But in reality I just lost by turning a conversation into a game. So I'm trying not to see it as a game anymore. I'll let you know how that goes by answering your texts.
"As human beings, we have a natural compulsion to fill empty spaces" Will Shortz
You know when everything in your brain is kinda fuzzy cause there's so much going on that you can't organize your thoughts? Yeah me too. I pretty much restarted my design today like 3 times. Good work kid.
"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." Marcel proust
If you have read my about me page, seen my instagram, visited my apartment or just talked to me, you will probably know that I love cacti. I'm not sure why I love them so much; maybe its because they are resilient little plants that rarely die. Currently I have about seven in my apartment. They sit on a little sill by my front door and they make me smile whenever I walk past them.
Good friends are like cacti. They make me smile. They brighten my day. They are resilient. And yes sometimes they can be a bit prickly but I love them nonetheless. I'm thankful for my friends.