Tag Archives: anxiety

365, Day 178: Avalanche Warning

It has been one of those days. Stuff is breaking, shifting. I feel I am losing my grip and the ground is giving way underneath me, the avalanche carrying me with it. This happens sometimes when I make a decision, … Continue reading

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365, Day 175

      WordPress has changed. I can’t seem to set up my blog posts the way I used to do it. This annoys me…. Behind w/ my posting, as usual, it seems. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 173: Clarity or…?

Hurried. Stressed. Exhausted. Yesterday I made a major decision that in part feels right and in part feels disappointing. The “feels right” part is deeper. The disappointing part seems more tied to my head and expectations. I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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365, Day 170: Vortex

How do you ride the thermals of the storm and not get just get completely smashed in the vortex? There aren’t enough hours in the day… (© Karen Opp. All right reserved.)

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365, Day 164: Clear as Mud

What is it that you want to do? And be somewhat specific because you will be judged on your response… Did I mention that your future, your  academic future at any rate, depends on your answer and the subsequent judgement? … Continue reading

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365, Day 157: Memory

Ever lose something? Something important? And just have no memory of when you became separated from it, even after (thankfully) it gets found and you are able to piece together some degree of explanation for how the separation happened? This … Continue reading

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365, Day 154: Social Landscapes

There’s a party tonight and I’m crying because I have to go. Well, I don’t have to go. And partly I want to go, at least in theory. People I know will be there, people I like. And people I … Continue reading

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365, Day 148: Theme & Variations, Again

Day three of the conference (and day two of this particular compositional style). The presentation went brilliantly. Got a great response, initiated lively conversation. Met more interesting people in my panel session and in the final one following mine, a … Continue reading

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365, Day 147: Departures

Day two of the academic conference. Still panicked but also enjoying myself. Making some new connections and talking to people who’s work articulates with my research interests in interesting ways. Serendipity on all sides. Still nervous about presenting tomorrow… I’ve … Continue reading

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365, Day 146: Trusting the Process

I am on fall break. Which means, of course, that I have even more stuff that needs doing than usual. The day I painted this piece was one of those days where I didn’t want to paint, didn’t feel like … Continue reading

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