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Conquering Self Doubt

College, RANDOM STUFFChloe Gordon

I’ve always known that I want to do something creative with my future. I don’t know exactly what this creative thing is, but I know I’m not cut out for being something conventional like a doctor, lawyer, or engineer. It’s not in my DNA, I thrive on being creative. 

However, this past semester, I started to doubt myself. I started wondering if maybe I’m not as creative as I thought. I started questioning my originality and my ability to think outside the box. It got to be so bad that I stopped pushing myself. I stopped trying new things, I stopped thinking creatively. I suppressed my “weird” thoughts and feelings.

I think I started to doubt myself because I stopped trying new things. I felt trapped in this bubble of repetitiveness. Wake up, class, eat, sleep, and repeat. I felt like I was in this cycle of never ending boringness. 

Every once in a while its so important to break the cycle and get out and do and see new things. 

A few days ago, during the first big snow of the year, I forced my friends to drive up to the mountains and take pictures. We’ve been to this spot before, but I needed to get my creative juices flowing and experience the beauty of nature with my friends. 

And you know what? That half hour of being creative and outdoors was just the wakeup call that I needed. I’m back to myself, and that’s how I know I’m not pursuing the wrong path. I’m doing the right thing with my life and future and everything is going to be fine and workout just like it’s supposed to.

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Remembering The Little Things

CollegeChloe Gordon

In high school people always said that college would be the best four years of my life. Call me naive, but I didn’t believe that you could actually pinpoint the best four years of your life — shouldn’t every year be amazing? 

I’m not saying that I didn’t have an amazing life until college, because I totally did. I had experiences I’ll never forget and I got to spend those experiences with the most amazing family, however, so far, college has been the best part of my life.

I’m incredibly lucky to attend a university that offers exactly what I want to study, I’m beyond thankful to be surrounded by people with similar ideals (regarding life, and friends, and fun), and I’m so thankful to always have the best daily views of the Rocky Mountains. 

A few days ago six of my friends piled into a car that seats five and adventured up to the Flatirons. We blasted my Mountain Top playlist, our hair blowing in the wind, and our voices singing in unison; it was one of those moments that seem so fleeting but I know I’ll remember it forever. 

I’m so thankful to have friends that I can just go on random adventures with and be so utterly content. The same people who said college would be the four years of my life also told me to remember the little things, so in honor of those people, here’s me remembering the little things.

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What is Art?

FASHIONChloe Gordon

I’m taking a photography class this semester and it’s definitely one of my top favorite classes…ever. Today we were talking about what makes a photograph “art,” and my professor was talking about how he doesn't consider a lot of portraits to be art. I then started to think about what makes art “art.” Is it what you personally consider to be beautiful? Is it when a photograph follows all the so called “rules?” Is it when a picture is clear and not blurry?

But you know what’s awesome about art? The fact that it’s undefinable and such an individual thing. I love that one thing could be considered art to me, but if you looked at it, you might think it was absolutely 100% ugly. Or vice versa. Or maybe I think something is ugly and still consider it to be art, because I can do that. I can do whatever I want, and you can do whatever you want. That’s how life works, and that’s awesome. 

I went up to the mountains last week with my best friend (and roommate and snuggle buddy) and we took some photos for my photography class. I thought the pictures turned out really well (maybe even well enough to consider them “art”) so I thought I’d share them here.

Hope you’re all doing well. Find some art, create some art, be artful.

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