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The art, calligraphy, inspirations, and ponderings of Riana Nelson.

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My advice to graduating seniors

Riana Nelson

15 years ago I graduated high school. FIFTEEN. YEARS. AGO.

Back then in 2004, I was dissecting cats in my ex-boyfriend’s biology class, hanging out with my fellow super nerdy drama and choir kids— seriously the best people, I’m not kidding— and I played zero sports. I thought I was literally unable to run. Ever. Now I can. It’s great, and literally everyone can run if they try. But I digress!

My biggest advice for graduating seniors is the following.

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True North: A Call for Courage

Riana Nelson

In a recent yoga class, the instructor announced that the postural theme for class would be the ever-challenging "boat pose" (Paripurna Navasana).

The instructor went on to explain that, similar to a boat, even in the face of a horrible storm in our lives, it’s how we choose to set our sails which defines us: not the size of the storm, or the height of the swells. Similar to a boat's course, our navigation...

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#Create28

Riana Nelson

I’ve always been creative. Since I was little, I've loved to paint, draw, journal, handwrite, photograph, and craft things. I’ve always felt really excited to create.

What I’ve admittedly become a little rusty at lately is CONSISTENCY and BOLD ACTION to actually publish and share the art I create. Like many artists, I suffer from perfectionism and lack of confidence that what I'm making is "good enough" to share...

I've been brainstorming ways to finally end my vicious pattern of: awesome idea > excitedly create > dejectedly delete > repeat. The new year has brought clarity to me, and I've realized a few important things, and want to share those with you right now.

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