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I suppose there’s no real way to say this without coming across as harsh, but I think that sometimes, a full reliance, not necessarily belief but a full reliance on God can cause people to have less faith in themselves and in others.  For instance, the other day, I had a really tough time at work.  I’m new at my current job and am brand new to the industry.  That being said, a lot of things didn’t go my way.  Somehow I was able to pull it together and make it through the day and solve what I needed to solve.  The customers were generally understanding and patient and my co-workers were helpful and didn’t give me a hard time.  

Years ago, at the most tense moment of my day, I would have said a prayer asking for some divine intervention to help me to solve the situations I found myself in, for my co-workers to help me and not be angry, and for the customers to be understanding.  I believe that energy is energy.  So, instead of saying a prayer I just focussed on staying positive and being kind to myself.  I think that either one of these tactics can result in having a good experience, that prayer can be a good source of positive energy for people.  But here’s where I think a full reliance on God and prayer can be counter-productive and even dangerous:  If I had said a prayer I would have attributed my ability to handle the situation to the power and love of God, and that because of God, my co-workers and customers were good to me.  Because I didn’t do that, I believed in my own abilities and the empathy, kindness, and patience of others.  


Dream Job

Nick: Say you were making a living off of your art and didn’t need to work a normal job, but there was some amazing dream job you could work at for maybe 10 hours a week.  What would it be and why?  For me it would be working at a record store. I would love browsing through the selections and making use of the employee discount.  Also, I would genuinely love discussing music and making recommendations for customers and learning about music from co-workers!

Sivia: You’d be fantastic at it too! You have such a wide range and depth of your musical knowledge. Remember when you use to teach me about rap feuds for hours on end when we first started dating?

Anyways! That’s honestly hard for me to say. I’ve spent so long in customer service and generally being surrounded by people wanting something from me. It would have to be something involving solitude. I’d love to say a nursery with little plants, watering them all day. But I think I’d be secret garden keeper. I could groom my own hidden hang out, make a tree house, plant flowers, and enjoy just being lazy here and there knowing no one is watching or expecting something from me. To be honest, if I could I wouldn’t have a job ever again. I’d just do nothing and lay in the grass all day.


I completely forgot how long it takes to draw out Cosmic Cat on my ipad. While it can be tedious, it feels rewarding to see the stark black sky come into view with a single touch. View Larger

I completely forgot how long it takes to draw out Cosmic Cat on my ipad. While it can be tedious, it feels rewarding to see the stark black sky come into view with a single touch.


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Nick: Happy Easter!

Sivia: We sound like we’re haunting a 1920s hotel.