Last week, I tweeted that I would have a video up by the end of the week but the days passed and I have yet to post a video. Unlike my previous attempts to upload a video where I would heavily chastise myself if I couldn’t upload it, this time I allowed myself to fail but I did not criticize myself for that failure. Negative self-talk is a much easier task than giving yourself praises and I know I’m not the only one who struggles with it. I find that I often compare myself to others and this aids in the negative self-talk. It’s kind of ridiculous because I feel like i’m pretty awesome despite being incredibly annoying (Listen that’s not negative self-talk. Ya girl annoys herself sometimes...all the time). Excuse me while I brag on myself for a minute.
Last week I was able to meal prep for the remainder of the week and I actually ate a majority of the food, which I usually don’t do. Also, this is the longest streak I have had blogging since...ever. Most of the times I would create one post then forget and never post again but I have been somewhat consistent with the blog posts. I really proud of myself for that and those are words that I rarely tell myself. Then I was able to edit my parents’ video and that will be uploaded tomorrow and I am aiming to upload mine by Wednesday. Has anybody edited a video? It’s very tedious. Has anybody tried editing two videos at the same time? That’s a lot. I film and edit all of my parents’ video on Hack + Tee as well as write, storyboard, film, and edit my own videos. It’s pretty tough to juggle all of those things in addition to a blog and a traditional desk job yet here I am editing, working, and being a bad bitch (Excuse my language. Ya girl is just really hype about herself). I felt that momentum pushed me through the last week and this is a feeling that I can’t describe nor pinpoint but it’s a good feeling.
Song of the Week:
Goldmine by Kimbra
I’m taking it back a little bit with this song. I’ve been playing Kimbra’s albums for the past couple of days at work. Her songs age so beautifully and her production amazes me with every album. This past week I have been bumping her album The Golden Echoes, which the song of the week comes from, and it means something completely different now then what it did in 2014. The album released in August of 2014. I had just graduated from high school, I turned 18 years old months prior to the album release, and I was preparing for the next chapter of my life at Loyola. Yet, I was just singing this song but not really understanding it. Today, I am starting to see the worth in my goldmine and the products that come out of it. I encourage everybody to look into Kimbra because she is an amazing songwriter and producer. By the way, she’s the girl who was featured on Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know, so you might recognize her from that.