Another Idea

I am trying to understand, and learn, what it means to push myself.

PERSONAL

Kate Lacivita

5/11/20232 min read

Upon doing my studies I have found that I am thinking, a lot. Whether it is at school or work I feel as though I am always on research mode. I have come to see myself, during my free time, participating in activities that were not so productive, or not as much as I was wanting them to be. For instance, scrolling through social media for far longer than I should. Or, spending too much time watching television. This was something that would eat away at me as I was doing these activities and feeling shameful and bad for myself. These activities are not bad, as nothing is really “bad” or “good”. What I was doing was not good for myself.

I decided to release my brain in a different way now. Creating artworks has been at the base of who I am, and what I want to be as a person. So in turn, I have decided to be creative in my free time. Sit in silence, meditate. Really just think about things, or not. Letting my hands just move, and create with perhaps my mind not being attached in a sense we would expect it to be. I tried this, and this is what I came up with. I photographed the end result, but regret that I did not record the process. I feel like I will next time.

How can I better myself? 2023. Mixed media. Photo by me.