Sunday, February 16, 2014


Sun 16 Feb 2013

I am having weird thoughts. I think I am undergoing a slump. I just don't know. 
So I drew a drawing. Sorry for the bad quality photo and drawing.

First Picture: A person is covered in a shell. The shell is like the ozone layer, it protects the person from slumps, the bad stuff and bad luck. 

Second Picture: (This is my interpretation on what's happening to me.) The protective shell is broken, and all the bad stuff is badgering me. I think that shells are fragile but can be strong at times, and will reconstruct itself after being broken. 

Speaking of shells, it reminds me of a video I watched in my English class. It is a beautifully expressed choreography by Harry shum jr.

Day Five: Favourite Quote 
"Just keeping moving forward and don't give a sh*t about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you." -Johnny Depp

"Who are you to judge the life I live? I am not perfect and I don't have to be! Before you point your fingers, make sure they are clean" -Bob Marley 

Here are some quotes I made: 
"The alarm clock is too soft for me to hear." 
"No matter how hard life is, I will always smile like an idiot." 



  1. Like I said in class, I love that you were able to use this space as a place to share your thoughts and seek help from your peers. I feel that open honest writing is a great place to end slumps. Don't worry too much about things be great or perfect, just work on making sure that they are true to you.

    Writing and learning and growing all take time. It is never perfect and you will struggle and ache and sometimes find it all overwhelming, but you will also build stamina and strength and over come. Hang in there, the shell you drew will replenish itself when you need it. And there are teachers, friends and readers who can help build it up again when you need it.

  2. There always seems to be pressure to create when you aren't creating for yourself. Schools often cause a lot of stress because they require you to produce on demand. I suppose I agree with Johnny on this one.

  3. If you slump is rooted in your work and writing, then this might help:

  4. Hello,
    Perhaps the shell needed to be broken to allow for some growth on your part. I think that sometimes we get too comfortable in our shells and they break in order to give us room to grow before they form a new layer with larger boundaries than before.
    Being stuck inside the same shell can be very inhibiting. Look for the reason the shell began to fracture and your growth will begin there.
    You are all ready on your way, even if it doesn't feel like it yet,
    Gina Felton

    1. "Perhaps the shell needed to be broken to allow for some growth on your part."

      Love this idea. I totally agree.