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  • Marial Maher

Listen To The Chatter In Your Brain

When I was in high school being my degenerate self, my mother continuously pushed me to apply to art school. I think it was a mixture of me struggling with basic academia and my committed curiosity with clay pottery, photography, painting, all the good stuff. โฃโฃ

My motherโ€™s soft suggestion of โ€œ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜™๐˜๐˜š๐˜‹, ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ, ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆโ€ฆโ€ always made my eyes roll, which I feel TERRIBLE for admitting, but I was an angsty teenager holding little value in my parents opinions.โฃโฃ I settled for different school.

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Fast forward a few decades later, I am resting in savasana at Newport Power Yoga. My brain is going miles a minute and Iโ€™m thinking to myself, ๐ˆ ๐—ช๐€๐๐“ ๐Œ๐Ž๐‘๐„. โฃโฃ

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๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต more creative outlets. โฃโฃ

๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต more connections.โฃโฃ

๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต more education. โฃโฃ

๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต to create with my hands. โฃโฃ

๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต to build.โฃโฃ

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The realization was so euphoric, I went home and googled, โ€œwoodworking classโ€ and lo and behold, RISD populated with their Furniture & Woodworking class starting in November. With just a few clicks, I was registered. I have now started the process of turning โ€œI wantโ€ into โ€œI amโ€.โฃโฃ

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๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ญ, ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ. ๐‹๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐›๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง, ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง. ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž, ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ง๐ฌ, ๐œ๐š๐ฉ๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐† ๐‘ ๐Ž ๐—ช -- ๐๐จ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ. โฃโฃalso, listen to your mother!


๐Ÿ“ธ: @megheriot

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