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    End of another shift.

    End of another shift.

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    #marchmeetthemaker

PROUD OF

Today's meet the maker prompt it a really difficult one for me. I've spent the last two days trying to think of how to answer this question.

To be honest, I am not particularly proud of much of anything at all. While I've learned to be fairly confident when I talk about my work to someone else the truth is, I am definitely my own worst critic.

This adventure has provided me with many opportunities for personal and professional growth, but in no way, shape or form, do I believe that I have "arrived". Being an artist, especially one in this day and age, requires a constant evaluation of skill, intention, and motivation- 
Am I presenting myself in an accurate way?
Do I use social media properly?
Is my work being fueled by the right motives? 
At the end of each calendar year, I have had quick moments of shock that this thing is still growing, but that feeling is pretty quickly replaced with the thought of, "what's next?" I suppose the thing I am most proud of is not related to any of the sales or partnerships, definitely not my artistic skill, but instead, the fact that I have learned to successfully turned off the critical voice in my head that says that I need to wait to be good enough to move on my passions.

I've thought long and hard about why that inner voice has been able to shift. The answer, I believe, is that this new monologue I hear is not fueled by my own opinions of my work- but rather the kind trust that each of you has put into me to do the art.

So, is that relationship on social media/selling outlets something to be proud of? I don't think that would be a healthy perspective either. What I DO know is that I value you, your trust and your encouragement.

4 years ago I was lost and felt like I wasn't contributing to society. Today I have a bit more "purpose", and that is not something I take lightly at all. Thank you for that. ❤️
#rachelalvarezart

    #marchmeetthemaker

    PROUD OF

    Today's meet the maker prompt it a really difficult one for me. I've spent the last two days trying to think of how to answer this question.

    To be honest, I am not particularly proud of much of anything at all. While I've learned to be fairly confident when I talk about my work to someone else the truth is, I am definitely my own worst critic.

    This adventure has provided me with many opportunities for personal and professional growth, but in no way, shape or form, do I believe that I have "arrived". Being an artist, especially one in this day and age, requires a constant evaluation of skill, intention, and motivation-
    Am I presenting myself in an accurate way?
    Do I use social media properly?
    Is my work being fueled by the right motives?
    At the end of each calendar year, I have had quick moments of shock that this thing is still growing, but that feeling is pretty quickly replaced with the thought of, "what's next?" I suppose the thing I am most proud of is not related to any of the sales or partnerships, definitely not my artistic skill, but instead, the fact that I have learned to successfully turned off the critical voice in my head that says that I need to wait to be good enough to move on my passions.

    I've thought long and hard about why that inner voice has been able to shift. The answer, I believe, is that this new monologue I hear is not fueled by my own opinions of my work- but rather the kind trust that each of you has put into me to do the art.

    So, is that relationship on social media/selling outlets something to be proud of? I don't think that would be a healthy perspective either. What I DO know is that I value you, your trust and your encouragement.

    4 years ago I was lost and felt like I wasn't contributing to society. Today I have a bit more "purpose", and that is not something I take lightly at all. Thank you for that. ❤️
    #rachelalvarezart

    2 1 1 minute ago

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    Boğatepe köyü Kars Gravyerinin doğduğu yöre. 1910’da İsviçreli bir peynir üreticisi olan David Moser bu köye geliyor ve geniş otlakları ile yöreye aşık oluyor. Köyde kurdurduğu bir zavotta, tam yağlı inek sütünden gruyere stili peynirin yapımını başlatıyor. Halk ismi ile gravyer olarak geçen Kars gravyeri zamanla meşhur oluyor.

    Boğatepe köyü Kars Gravyerinin doğduğu yöre. 1910’da İsviçreli bir peynir üreticisi olan David Moser bu köye geliyor ve geniş otlakları ile yöreye aşık oluyor. Köyde kurdurduğu bir zavotta, tam yağlı inek sütünden gruyere stili peynirin yapımını başlatıyor. Halk ismi ile gravyer olarak geçen Kars gravyeri zamanla meşhur oluyor.

    4 1 1 minute ago
    Is there someone who understands the universe and the magic and mayhem who speak to each other in different languages?  Happiness and pleasure tango under a full moon while the rest of the world naps from being unsatisfied. When time gets caught in traffic and there  is nothing left to do, but think about those who make you smile.  Upside down umbrellas, recycled tissues, and the old shoes that are so comfortable to live inside of. Don’t let them down.  Don’t let them down.  Don’t let them down.  Never.

    Is there someone who understands the universe and the magic and mayhem who speak to each other in different languages? Happiness and pleasure tango under a full moon while the rest of the world naps from being unsatisfied. When time gets caught in traffic and there is nothing left to do, but think about those who make you smile. Upside down umbrellas, recycled tissues, and the old shoes that are so comfortable to live inside of. Don’t let them down. Don’t let them down. Don’t let them down. Never.

    11 1 1 minute ago

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    #fearlessfriday

Change your perspective 🙃
Change your attitude 😏
Just one thought can change everything 🤔

Read, listen to podcasts, talk to friends #neverstopexploring

    #fearlessfriday

    Change your perspective 🙃
    Change your attitude 😏
    Just one thought can change everything 🤔

    Read, listen to podcasts, talk to friends #neverstopexploring

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    Summer is on it’s way back, finally! ☀️ Although I can’t wear shorts yet, like during my trip to Budapest last summer, I’m already thrilled to lay out some summer plans. But first, Spring’s going to be all about my trip to Tunisia! 🐪 Any tips?

    Summer is on it’s way back, finally! ☀️ Although I can’t wear shorts yet, like during my trip to Budapest last summer, I’m already thrilled to lay out some summer plans. But first, Spring’s going to be all about my trip to Tunisia! 🐪 Any tips?

    11 2 3 minutes ago
    Most people miss this view of #MitrePeak & #MilfordSound - I did, during my first visit. I wondered how other artists/photographers managed to see Mitre Peak, reflected in the water, as it seemed too windy and rough, especially with the many cruises. A subtle path led me to this vantage point, where the water was still enough to make the magic happen. There was a cool cloud just hanging around, and a duck that obviously wanted in on the photo. At first I thought it would ruin the nice reflection, but then I decided I like it even more.

    Most people miss this view of #MitrePeak & #MilfordSound - I did, during my first visit. I wondered how other artists/photographers managed to see Mitre Peak, reflected in the water, as it seemed too windy and rough, especially with the many cruises. A subtle path led me to this vantage point, where the water was still enough to make the magic happen. There was a cool cloud just hanging around, and a duck that obviously wanted in on the photo. At first I thought it would ruin the nice reflection, but then I decided I like it even more.

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    You know you’re winning when you’re happy for no reason. When you don’t attach your happiness to anything or anyone, you become free.
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    You know you’re winning when you’re happy for no reason. When you don’t attach your happiness to anything or anyone, you become free.
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    Rad shots by our friend @mikesugianto 🏔
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From a crispy morning in the mountains of Chilliwack. We watched the sunrise and went for a little canoe ride. These are some of the shots @mikesugianto got from that cheeky little adventure 🛶
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    Rad shots by our friend @mikesugianto 🏔

    From a crispy morning in the mountains of Chilliwack. We watched the sunrise and went for a little canoe ride. These are some of the shots @mikesugianto got from that cheeky little adventure 🛶
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    One of the most magnificent wonders of the world. Every year, 7 to 8 million people travel to Agra to see the magnificence of the Taj Mahal. Have you visited it?!
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📷 @jacob 📍#india 
#wonderoutdoors

    One of the most magnificent wonders of the world. Every year, 7 to 8 million people travel to Agra to see the magnificence of the Taj Mahal. Have you visited it?!
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    📷 @jacob 📍 #india
    #wonderoutdoors

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    I’ve never traveled growing up. In fact, I’ve never gone out of the country till I moved to US when I was 20. But I know that this is something I’ve always wanted to do. So I worked hard and saved so I can travel. Later on I found it even more challenging to go on trips because I always didn’t have enough vacation days to go. Being a nurse, we are expected to work any day and every day. No holidays, no weekends. I’ve always been told that I can never travel as much as I want because our schedule just won’t allow it. 
One year ago, I quit my full time position and took a per diem role. What it means is that I can manage my own schedule. But it also means that I don’t get any work benefits, medical insurance and even assurance that I will be given hours at work. Was it scary? YES. Did I regret it? NO. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! I don’t earn as much as I used to but also I don’t feel pressured anymore. I can say that I no longer live to work. I can have days where I can work on my passion projects, take care of myself and I can travel whenever I want and have been to 19 new countries since quitting my full time post. And I am grateful that I am able to share it all with you.

Just like me, you can also #maketheworldyouwant. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Don’t let fear stop you from living your best life. You’ve got the power to do it and @godaddy has the tools to help you carry out your vision, dreams and passion. #ad #GoDaddyTribe #maketheworldyouwant

    I’ve never traveled growing up. In fact, I’ve never gone out of the country till I moved to US when I was 20. But I know that this is something I’ve always wanted to do. So I worked hard and saved so I can travel. Later on I found it even more challenging to go on trips because I always didn’t have enough vacation days to go. Being a nurse, we are expected to work any day and every day. No holidays, no weekends. I’ve always been told that I can never travel as much as I want because our schedule just won’t allow it.
    One year ago, I quit my full time position and took a per diem role. What it means is that I can manage my own schedule. But it also means that I don’t get any work benefits, medical insurance and even assurance that I will be given hours at work. Was it scary? YES. Did I regret it? NO. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! I don’t earn as much as I used to but also I don’t feel pressured anymore. I can say that I no longer live to work. I can have days where I can work on my passion projects, take care of myself and I can travel whenever I want and have been to 19 new countries since quitting my full time post. And I am grateful that I am able to share it all with you.

    Just like me, you can also #maketheworldyouwant . Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Don’t let fear stop you from living your best life. You’ve got the power to do it and @godaddy has the tools to help you carry out your vision, dreams and passion. #ad #GoDaddyTribe #maketheworldyouwant

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