The first time I wasn’t happy with drawing

On January 2017, I decided to become a freelance artist; I was able to work with good clients during the first quarter of the year. By the half of the year, I decided to start writing a book I've planned in my head. In September 2017, I published my first ever e-book called Seedlings: A… Continue reading The first time I wasn’t happy with drawing

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Waiting for an eclipse on a mountain park

It was the 21st of August, 2017. It was overcast the moment I opened my eyes and gazed at the window. The sky and possibility of rain in the Las Vegas Valley tempted me to stay longer in bed and sleep, but I decided to get up instead. My cousin Jango stood there in the… Continue reading Waiting for an eclipse on a mountain park

Purpose, perseverance, and relationships: May 2017 Lessons

This May, I find that my realizations and lessons revolved around purpose, perseverance, and relationships. On Purpose I've always deemed 'purpose' as something that is singular, grand, and fixed. It would show itself to me like this: Arli, you will work someday in an animation studio you love. If it doesn't happen, then my purpose… Continue reading Purpose, perseverance, and relationships: May 2017 Lessons

A Custodian’s Blessing

Steward, keeper, caretaker, custodian. These are words that I may have taken for granted over the years growing up. I didn't look up for their meanings in the dictionaries nor was I attracted to them the same way I was attracted to long and different words like serendipity, june, or mayflower. They were simply just words I… Continue reading A Custodian’s Blessing