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Photo by Melissa of Cedarbrae. Please send me a note for contact information.

1. Being skilled at something does not mean you should pursue it as a career. That’s what passion is for. Skill will develop as a by-product of passion. Passion will not develop as a by-product of skill.

2. You are going to disagree with people. People are going to disagree with you. If this is happening, there is a chance you are on the right track. So long as the person disagreeing with you isn’t your program supervisor. (Even then, you might still be on the right track. Just don’t say it to his/her face; he/she’s the boss until you successfully defend your thesis.)

3. The world will teach you so much more than a school ever will. Regardless of the prestige of the institution. So travel. As much as you can afford. Even if you pay for it out of your student loans. Even if you pay it back plus interest for a long time. You’ll get more out of four weeks of travel than you will in 2 years of academic study.

4. You will not find self-worth through others. So don’t try. If you try and find self-worth through whatever you are studying, you will be thrown under the bus by those who criticize you. Remember that despite what is said about your work that you have value beyond your rank and status as a graduate student.

5. Action speaks louder than words. If you feel you can’t ‘act’ enough in your studies, then find other ways of doing it. You will find connections you did not expect.

6. Perfectionism is the best and worst trait you can ever have. It is both a strength and a weakness. And more often it’s the latter.

7. You will never be 100% happy with your first draft. You probably won’t be 100% happy with your final draft, either. That’s the whole point. Try, try again. Revisions are a good thing, and the more in-depth your feedback is, the more your supervisor(s) believe in your work. This applies to life, too. So take joy in all you do, and try to improve yourself until the trumpets sound, because people will point out all that you do well, and will equally point out (not necessarily to your face) what you don’t do, either. This doesn’t make you a bad person; it means you are an person in-progress.

8. You need to make yourself vulnerable to grow and evolve into the person you are and will be. If growth were easy, vulnerability wouldn’t be such a feared state of being in our society.

9. If you feel like you don’t belong anywhere, so does somebody else.  You have a damn good chance at making a friend when you find them. Others will follow.

10. You might find out strange things about yourself, such as discovering that you are highly introverted. This doesn’t make you aloof or cold. It means that you have a hard time taking the first step forward. But try whenever you can.
let me bestow
upon you
a thousand small gifts
and a million kisses more.
allow me the honour
of remaining at
your right side
that our fingers
may be
forever entwined
hear me sigh
at the feel of your
in my hair
and the caress
of your skin
sizzling on my
and when the
time comes when
we are remembered
instead of living
they can remember
us for
such mutual
as one would
scarcely dare
merely to
imagine ---
fear bows before you
yet you know not why,
your incandescence

while i ponder the
depths of the universe,
i wish someone would
simply take my hand
and sit in silence,
never deigning to ask
the how, or why

Oh! to overcome the
terror or my own
Such would be a
wonder to behold...
alas. Inescapable me,
and the waves of
ever consuming.


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Current Residence: Victoria, British Columbia
Operating System: Mac OSX, Windows 7
Personal Quote: If not now, when?

So I am alive and well.

I haven't been shooting as much as I wish I could be, but unless you want a lot of photos of cats (and let's be frank, who doesn't?!), I probably won't be posting to my gallery in the next little bit. Well, I won't be posting photos, anyway.
I have been getting back into writing my poetry, and while some of it is intended as spoken-word pieces, I will likely be posting them here so that I have a point of reference to them in the [likely] event that I get mad at my verse and toss my book of work into the proverbial (and possibly literal) fire.

Hope all are well. I'm not dead; I've just been lurking for the last... well... year.


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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry to be so slack in saying this, but I just dropped by to say thank you very much for the watch! :heart: I really appreciate your support!
mistress-linguist Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
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mistress-linguist Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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mistress-linguist Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
JACAC Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
h e l l o . Carrie:wave:
t h a n k . y o u . f o r . t h e . k i n d . :+fav: . =)

i . h o p e . m y . o t h e r . p h o t o s . a r e . a l s o . i n t e r e s t I n g
w o r d s . a r e . i m p o r t a n t… w h y . n o t . m a k e . c o m m e n t s ?
stow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hi, thanks for the :+fav: :)
mistress-linguist Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
And thank you back for your :+fav:!
Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Bappy H-Day! :iconcake3dplz:
mistress-linguist Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw, thank you so much! ^_^
Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
You're welcome
Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the fave. The encouragement is always appreciated. :)
TopherGentry Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Photographer
:tighthug: Thanks so much for the watch!
TimLaSure Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks for all your support Carrie! :)
IntoTheFire92 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
mjranum Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
My darkroom has water now! Nanny boo nanny boo!
mistress-linguist Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer

My enlarger has a light leak. ;_____;
mjranum Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Light leak bad. :( My old enlarger was mostly made of gaffer's tape by the time it was finished. :(

Come out any time. I'll make cookies. :)
mistress-linguist Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Light leak terrible. I'm a sad panda. Problem is that I'm not sure how I can fix it -- the way the enlarger is constructed, for me to put tape on the leak is to eliminate any way of opening the top to replace the bulb when it goes. :( *sigh* I have to figure out something.
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Prisma-photo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav :)
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mistress-linguist Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
*waves frantically!!!* ^_^
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