The idea of "ideal" teenage partying doesn’t get in Barreto’s way of shooting in the Boulevard throughout the break, going early to school hasn’t stopped my friend Lola continuing her marathon-training every morning, and Paolo’s geology interest took him all the way to Puno this summer—are they crazy?
inspiring to have them around.
What is it? Well…I kind off naturally LOVE experimenting with pictures (to the point where it’s a bit weird in the eyes of others, perhaps). Anyone who knows me truly, knows that editing wakes me up (or should I say doesn’t let me sleep?) on a daily basis. Just the other day I spent my entire afternoon Photoshopping Domenico and Hines into different bowls of food…Yes, just for fun.
…Lets just say I’d give up any other plan for 5 pm-sunset-light and my gifted photography partner whenever they both coincide. (That’s exactly what made this a star weekend, in fact.)
But I mention this for a reason (and it's not only just because it's Sunday and, like anyone, I feel the urge to share what I've done these past few days). Iit’s because, I repeat: school has started. And, this type of motivation level at school is RARE, isn’t it?
Not quite often. And, if you answered yes, it’s most likely because they have no other CHOICE (and probably COMPLETED IT the night before).
The good news is, sometimes we do.
In the IA, for instance, we have been given autonomy since day 1. And, now that I’m thinking about what to leave behind in my section of the culture book, I know that I must consider that having freedom to create beautiful work I’m interested in has been what’s rewarded me with desire to learn and a sense of mastery all along. Today, I feel more confident of what I produce (in and outside the classroom), and feel the responsibility to direct and speak my mind on the way I’m learning.
My point is:
AUTONOMY is a PRIVILEDGE;
we must not abuse it.
confusing work with recreation.
Chose wisely. The lovely, yet difficult, part of autonomy—whether its in IBG, a writing piece, or a future job—is that you can choose to blend work that’s required with something you don’t care about at all, or, that ”anything” that keeps you up at night; choose the latter.