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written by Louisa January 6, 2017

As I write this, I’m currently doing about seven things at once. My Spotify playlist is on low with the latest of Ed Sheeran (still weighing in how I feel), I’ve got three separate content calendars to manage and to be posting to social media for, I’m working on a video project for the school (please tell me how to find the perfect song to put to the background of 7th graders talking about school in an exasperated way), and I’m trying to get these words edited and posted. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of this work – I thrive on having something to do. The problem is, if I’m not careful, I can shut down pretty easily and just curl up in a blanket and watch tons of bad movies until someone or something pulls me off the couch (usually hunger; although with Seamless even that proves to be difficult).

What I’m getting at is this: we put all of our pent up hopes, dreams, and emotions into the new year, but if we aren’t careful our “hit-the-ground-running” mentality may land us in a heap of stress and sprawled emotions before the month’s end. You must proceed one day at a time, focusing your energy on what you can accomplish and achieve that day alone. Cut yourself some slack, it’s only January 6th.

Now to the images in this post: Another part of the Pursuit of Portraits Instameet, I felt that this set of images deserved their own recognition. Angel and Ramon had us all cracking up and getting some amazing shots to use. If there’s one thing I’ve learned that I love, it’s the energy of being surrounded by people that are looking at the same thing and feel the same thing you feel. It can’t be explained through words, but it’s present when you’re surrounded by the right people.

I also want to pose this question: what is it to capture emotion?

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