Chloe Bishop Grade 11
One may ask me, “how do you always seem so happy with all the stuff going on in your life?” Truthfully, I never really know how to respond to questions like that. I spend a lot of my time doing so many things that I sometimes get so caught up in everything I’m doing to deal with stress from myself. I channel all of my problems into one thing, my artwork. On an average day, I spend about three or four hours in an art room. In six months time, I have made eight pieces of artwork. I’m proud of myself for everything I have accomplished in that time, but I feel like I have always been so heavy on myself to create the perfect thing every single time, or to get the perfect grade, or to be the perfect friend (etc) every single time. I mean, does it really matter if the color bled perfectly, or if the glass is chunky enough, or if I got a B on a test for the class I hate? In 10 years from now, I am going to have such a good life. The stress I am feeling now won’t be relevant. The last month of 2017 was very hard for me. I am still being hard on myself (to an extent) when I should be proud that I can get out of bed every morning and that I am more creative than ever at this moment. I guess the whole point of this is to tell whoever is reading this that you don’t need to be hard on yourself for every little thing, be proud of what you do. So what if you don’t have an A this marking period! I bet you’re still going to get into the school of your dreams. So what if you and your friend got into a fight? That doesn’t mean you aren't a good friend. Fights happen in almost every relationship or friendship. You don’t need to be so hard on yourself. You and everyone around you are only human. Don’t push yourself to your extreme and have it be damaging you inside. Find something that makes you proud and does that. Hopefully, you will start to learn that you are an amazing individual. You have so much value and worth being in this world.
Here are my pieces of art I’ve done this year (in case you wanted to see)