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Been taking L's the last few days

So I got everything that I wanted to get done that I said yesterday. I’m still working on the Adobe Creative Residency application. I started which is better than not having started at all.

3 good things

  1. I got to skateboard

  2. I finished everything on my list and even sent some skate footage to a friend

  3. I got to nap a little bit today

So today, I was supposed to meet with some other skaters to network a little bit through this app called Loke. In order to do so, I had to bike from BK to MHN and basically take the route that I would take going to work. However, when I got there, no one was there. It was a dub. I thought it would be okay for a little bit, but after 15 minutes, I knew no one was going to show up. I went to this meet up just so that I could meet the owner who is a designer and skateboarder. I ended up DM’ing him on Instagram to see if he would be open to meeting up. I ended up biking home and going to my local skatepark and skating for a little bit. I didn’t really land as many tricks and it wasn’t as enjoyable as it was the last few days of skating. One reason is because I like skating with people that I know. If I know some people at the park, it’s okay, but I need to skate with somebody that I know because good energy is important when it comes to a skateboard session.

I feel like I’ve been taking L’s this year already. However, I think these are perfect tests for me on how to react. My roommate accidentally dropped my coconut oil that I use as a moisturizer on the ground. Instead of getting mad and accepting his offer to buy me more coconut oil, I just emptied the glass of the coconut oil and put it in a plastic container.

I’m almost at 2 months of doing this typography/ create something every single day. I’m going to DC in a few days to go visit my Dad and all my aunts and cousins. At least I can say if anyone asks me if I’m dating that I’m going on dates with people/ talking with people. Not that this needs to be normalized or has to be the standard. It just feels nice to say, hey, I’m attractive to several people and have gone on dates with them if that makes any sense. I feel like I’m burning out again so I’m definitely looking forward to getting out of NYC for a little bit.

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Bradley Afroilan