Past & Present / Physical Appearances.

The Birth of Venus Sandro Botticelli, 1848 - 46. It's strange to revisit some parts of my past, because I try to close and then lock the doors completely shut. I tend to run away a lot. Two days ago, a friend of mine reminded me via phone call to send him some tips to…

Achievements: Expectations vs. Reality and Dealing with Initial Fear, Imagination & Potential Disappointment

Automat Edward Hopper, 1927. Note: Oh goodness, this is the wordiest title I've ever written for just about anything (including research papers for my psychology classes), but it's relevant - I swear. I've managed to complete a goal that I labeled as impossible for the past five years. I ran my first half marathon (21.0975 kilometers /…

Dancing with Commitment.

The Star Edgar Degas, 1878. To say that I was chubby as a child would be a kind stretch. One of my favorite pastimes was eating. I liked peering inside the refrigerator door a lot more than watching television. To be fair, I really didn't like watching TV as a kid. Not even the cartoons. That…