~increasing my weekly volunteer hours
~Working madly on my Peace Corps application
~Participated in my first-ever poetry slam. I lost soundly. But I’ll probably be doing it again before the week’s up.
~Starting a camera-photo-a-day project (for some reason) [first two photos, plus more bullet points, after the jump]
~art & writing collaborations floating around all over the place, possibly culminating in organizing a slam poetry/writer’s workshop night at the new Open Source Project in Tempe (Twitter: @OSPTempe).
~getting back into music self-practice
~Reading a ton about The (epically-named) Book of Changes
Overall, this summer is less ‘chill’ than I imagined it would be.
This is especially true tonight, when I had some free time in the evening, and used it to watch homemade videos of the Syrian uprisings and crackdown. Made me realize how unimportant the things I’m filling my lazy days with are.
Here’s an example:
Some videos are much more graphic than this, but it’s not my place to force anyone to watch them. It’s just a matter of how we choose to fill up our days.