Anyway, I ended up drawing inspiration from the way I felt the whole day – overwhelmed with my thoughts. Haha. There have just been way too many things going on in my head recently. After the whole thing, I took a good look at the piece and man… that’s how it looked like in my head. Haha. I integrated two anonymous quotes into the artwork.
“A man lives inside his head. That’s where the seed of his soul is.” and “I need solitude to empty my mind of people; I need people to empty my mind of me.”
Manila is beautiful at 5:00 in the morning. When 2016 started, one of my resolutions was to sleep earlier and wake up earlier. I would go to bed at 10:00 PM and wake up at 5:00 AM before anyone else in the house was up. Those few hours spent by myself made my days slower and more focused – and I totally loved it. Of course, as the weeks passed, life got in the way of my morning routine and it has been so long since I got to have that perfectly placed seven hours of sleep. But, that’s fine.
Preparing for this talk made me realize that I have been so hard on myself these past months. And that I have not stopped to look back and realize that hey, I have grown a lot. But sharing these things to people who are just starting out made me realize that despite all the mistakes I made in the past five years… I did one thing right – I didn’t stop doing what I loved doing.