I don’t usually like to look back and reminisce; I am very much for looking ahead and plodding onward and upwards. However, this past year in 2013, I did SO much. I tell you, I am surprised I was even capable of doing even half of it. And overall, 2013 proved to be a great springboard year.
|Visit http://www.youtube.com/user/stephoplingerarts to watch my videos and art comedy sketches!|
|Visit http://www.stephanieoplingerarts.blogspot.com/p/365-day-charity-challenge.html to read more about the project!|
So far, for this charity project effort, I have raised almost $100!
Feminism has become a dirty word in our culture and a topic that is miserably misunderstood and misinterpreted, but really a feminist is anyone who believes that women should be treated with equal rights and respect as those given and shown to men. It’s really not complicated. If you believe in any kind of civil rights – well, feminists are just a group searching for civil rights for women.
A friend and I were video editors on a film crew. We survived.
Long story short, the experience was pretty horrifying. Not so much for the make-a-film-in-just-48-hours, but more of the complete lack of communication in general and horrible lack of professionalism among the college crew. Plus, the editing program we were given to use was a total bust.
Mark for the negative column, mostly.
Haha! Just kidding. I think everyone in the world fell in love with Tom Hiddleston this year.
I had to throw that little joke in there.
Also, what I mean by this, is also not to be so timid. My inherent personality is NOT timid, but I’ve been taught to be so by society because I’m a girl. I no longer intend to live timidly. I want to live raw and honestly.
My mental health and finances and other areas improved greatly because I focused so much on myself this year. I don’t think this is a bad thing. But I fear I may have been less generous with other people. I try to shun materialism and keep everything in perspective – do I really need ANOTHER pair of heels when I could give that money to someone who can’t afford shoes to put on their own kids in the middle of winter? I’ve lost sight of that a bit this year, and I want to re-orient myself with this life philosophy.
Happy New Year!