weird thing I’ve noticed..

all of my female role models are comedians! I’m so inspired by amy poehler, tina fey, and mindy kaling - I feel like they balance strength, leadership, and professional badassery with warmth, accessibility, and just a really fun attitude. I have a few amazing professors who have inspired me so much, but I still want to find more women in my field to motivate me! do you guys follow any particularly awesome modern-day female social workers/helping professionals/charity workers/etc??

ummm new life goal: raising a child that thinks this way.

ummm new life goal: raising a child that thinks this way.

(Source: southern-feminism, via thenotoriousamy)

in honor of yesterday’s post, I worked on some homework all day Saturday and in the evening walked over to half price books and just decided to go for it! i was so happy to learn that drawing made me feel good, even though I’m not great (yet hehe). It just felt good to be trying something & feeling fully engaged with it, not checking my phone every ten minutes because I’m bored or feeling shitty because I’m not good at it. i’m left just feeling excited and inspired, and that’s amazing.

in honor of yesterday’s post, I worked on some homework all day Saturday and in the evening walked over to half price books and just decided to go for it! i was so happy to learn that drawing made me feel good, even though I’m not great (yet hehe). It just felt good to be trying something & feeling fully engaged with it, not checking my phone every ten minutes because I’m bored or feeling shitty because I’m not good at it. i’m left just feeling excited and inspired, and that’s amazing.

Tags: creativity

forever feeling this powerful creative energy within me with nothing at all, ever, to show for it. i’m not an amazing drawer or painter, i don’t know what i’m good at, i don’t even know if i’m actually good at anything creative, but i am so inspired by visual arts and it stirs something in me.
i don’t know. i’m afraid that i’ll try new things and not be good at any of it. i’m afraid i’ll keep feeling this inside me and never do anything about it.

forever feeling this powerful creative energy within me with nothing at all, ever, to show for it. i’m not an amazing drawer or painter, i don’t know what i’m good at, i don’t even know if i’m actually good at anything creative, but i am so inspired by visual arts and it stirs something in me.

i don’t know. i’m afraid that i’ll try new things and not be good at any of it. i’m afraid i’ll keep feeling this inside me and never do anything about it.

(Source: thelocalrose.com)

Tags: creativity

(Source: cuteprints)

& also…I did this!
I felt supa crafty, thank you Creative Clinical Social Worker! <3 I used an empty salsa jar and gorgeous purple glitter glue with extra added glitter, but I think next time I would use regular glue like she suggests. I made this just to pass around the circle during my group with teenagers about anxiety coping mechanisms - I thought they’d likely be super bored by the topic haha so looking at something pretty while they listen would be fun for them. WELL it turns out they did think the topic was boring and they didn’t listen at all haha but that is no fault of the badass calming jar. It turns out little can be done to get 16 teenage boys to talk about deep breathing and creative visualization !!

& also…I did this!

I felt supa crafty, thank you Creative Clinical Social Worker! <3 I used an empty salsa jar and gorgeous purple glitter glue with extra added glitter, but I think next time I would use regular glue like she suggests. I made this just to pass around the circle during my group with teenagers about anxiety coping mechanisms - I thought they’d likely be super bored by the topic haha so looking at something pretty while they listen would be fun for them. WELL it turns out they did think the topic was boring and they didn’t listen at all haha but that is no fault of the badass calming jar. It turns out little can be done to get 16 teenage boys to talk about deep breathing and creative visualization !!

sxsw // social work scholarship luncheon // sisters visiting austin

i’ve been so MIA so here are a few old updates…

academically overwhelmed & creatively unfulfilled. But I’ve gotten more motivated lately than I have been this whole semester, I think. I am pretty over my classes (except play therapy…forever in love with that one), but more excited about future possibilities. How am I almost done with my first year in grad school? time is scary.

going to stay in austin this summer. my porcelain flesh aint ready

Tags: life

i&#8217;m setting a new intention: from this moment forward, my instagram posts and my blog posts are going to be for nobody&#8217;s satisfaction but my own. the concept is so simple, and yet it&#8217;s something that I consistently struggle with - writing or taking photos as a sort of means of exhibitionism. this is what I&#8217;m doing now&#8230;want to see? but I really want to stop living with that mentality. I want to write and photograph things that I like and things that inspire me, and if other people like them too then that&#8217;s amazing. but I don&#8217;t want to strive for that. i want to love lindsey more than i love the idea of other people loving lindsey. you know?
this moment brought to you from a cozy zen-inspired cafe in west hollywood, a serene space along a los angeles road filled with bright cars and busy people.

i’m setting a new intention: from this moment forward, my instagram posts and my blog posts are going to be for nobody’s satisfaction but my own. the concept is so simple, and yet it’s something that I consistently struggle with - writing or taking photos as a sort of means of exhibitionism. this is what I’m doing now…want to see? but I really want to stop living with that mentality. I want to write and photograph things that I like and things that inspire me, and if other people like them too then that’s amazing. but I don’t want to strive for that. i want to love lindsey more than i love the idea of other people loving lindsey. you know?

this moment brought to you from a cozy zen-inspired cafe in west hollywood, a serene space along a los angeles road filled with bright cars and busy people.

Gabrielle Bernstein&#8217;s response to people who say they don&#8217;t have time to meditate // photo via her instagram

Gabrielle Bernstein’s response to people who say they don’t have time to meditate // photo via her instagram

when they love you (and they will)
tell em all they’ll love in my shadow
and if they try to slow you down
tell em all to go to hell

Tags: japandroids