Study Break – Exhaustion

Hello all.

I’m taking an unplanned study break. I move to London at the end of next week, which is incredibly exciting. I’m also finding the pressure of moving to be exhausting. I’m learning to listen to my body, and just now I’m needing to rest.

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I am experiencing moments of anxiety, not a huge amount, and I think the exhaustion and need for additional sleep, is the way my body and mind need to do things in order for me to cope. The anxiety had triggered my neuro-muscular condition quite severely, which will also have an impact upon the tiredness. I’m going with what my body needs at the moment, and that feels so healthy.

I’m still waiting for my self portraits to arrive. My next steps will be to review Cindy Sherman’s use of masks, and then to begin embroidering over my portraits. But that’s for once I’ve moved.

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Looking after myself is not a natural experience, but it’s happening. It’s a change that I put down to working the 12 step programme. It’s a relief to pace myself, focus on one thing at a time, and rest. Rest includes play, which right now is about watching comedy and the occasional movie.

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I’m on track with my eating, and working closely with my nutritionist. I can’t believe that I’m coping with change without restricting my diet or bingeing and purging. I feel very grateful.

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Photo Sociology Featured On WordPress Discover

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Yay. Oh my gosh, I feel very excited and extremely grateful. Discover is an official WordPress site which has some important roles. One of those is to feature the writing and blogs from the WordPress community – Editors Picks, which I have featured on today, another is to provide information, hints and tips so that you can improve your experience with WordPress, and they also showcase examples of other people’s sites so that we can find inspiration with the development and presentation of our sites.

As a WordPress blogger you can submit your site, or that of a blogger who inspires you, to the Discover editors for their consideration. To do so you can visit the discover.wordpress.com about page.

Many many thanks to the Discover team for featuring Photo Sociology. Richard

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Tutor Feedback – Excited About Photography

I will write a full post about my tutors (Jayne Taylor) feedback once I’ve had time to digest and reflect upon what we discussed.

However, one thing that I have really connected with is the potential for developing the Painting With Light Assignment further. I now have lots of thoughts and ideas floating around in my brain, that will develop over time. Certainly the theme of self and other has come strongly to the surface. A theme that’s particularly important to me, and where I am currently in my life. Jayne has prompted me to consider that a good piece of work doesn’t need to be viewed as having been done and dusted, but how it can be built upon and developed into a body of work.

As for being excited about photography – I am. I have enjoyed the coursework and my personal photography, but since going to Cork I have been out with my camera more frequently. The more often I am out with a camera in my hand, the more I enjoy photography.