My need for sleep (or lack thereof) is the single most important contributing factor to me being able to do all the things that I’ve done and accomplished so far in life. I’m still nowhere near where I want to be but I can attribute my mentality, work-ethic and outlook on life to my sleeping habits.
I love nature. So much so that I enjoy wandering in it alone with only my thoughts and a camera to keep me company. And I did exactly that this past Saturday when I visited the Los Angeles Arboretum in Arcadia, CA. It's an immensely beautiful 127-acre botanical garden which is home to a countless number of plants and wildlife. This was my second time visiting the Arboretum. I visited once before about 2 years ago with a friend of mine and it was an amazing experience now as it was back then.
Well here I am. Another year of life under my belt. I am now 24 years old. It's weird to type that out, let alone actually convincing myself that I am actually 24 years old now. It will take a few weeks to fully settle in but it's nothing I can't handle. To me it seems as though the older I get, the faster time seems to go by. But what's weird about that is that I don't feel like I'm getting older at all.
So yeah, back to last night. A total lunar eclipse happened and I was super excited about it. I was finally able to properly collimate my telescope and got it set up just in time for the eclipse to happen. I also have a T-Ring mount for my camera which allows me to mount my Canon Rebel EOS T2i on it and basically use my telescope as a giant telephoto lens.
About 2 months ago, my beloved MacBook Pro suffered a GPU failure. It was about a sudden and unexpected as one can imagine. Being a person who does not like to work in the same coffee shop for more that 2 hours at a time, I became heavily dependent on my MacBook to be able to allow me to do all the work I needed to do, regardless of where I was. Luckily for me though, I had a base-level Mac Mini at home that I mainly used for recording music and what-not. Since I still needed a computer to do stuff in the mean time, my Mac Mini became my work computer of sorts while I figured out what to do with my MacBook.
Television, along with my will to watch it, is dead. The reason being is that there just isn't as much quality programming available to pique my interest anymore. Also I just don't have the time or patience to sit for long periods of time doing nothing constructive. Lately I've been finding my urge to create things has greatly surpassed any will to do anything unproductive for an extended period of time. Which is also why I rarely, if ever spend time in theaters watching movies. Don't get me wrong though.
I've come across lots of forms of art over the past few years. I've also come into contact with the creators of those artworks and the observers that enjoy and appreciate them and their hard work. From graphic/web designers to illustrators. From musicians and performers to photographers and videographers. When one begins to analyze the world from a point of view in which everyone in it consists of creators who are viewed and admired by outside observers, the vastness and sophistication of the human experience from a creative sense begins to become clear.