Sharpening Your Axe

So, there are two purposes I have to this blog post:

1) To show off my newest artwork:

Everything is better when you add dragons!

2) To talk about this interesting term I’ve heard recently, “Sharpening Your Axe”

So, I was dumb and took 16 credits this term. And continued volunteering at the museum. And working. This has been detrimental to my health, social life, and overall sanity.

Basically, I needed to take a break.

The term, “sharpening your axe” sounded very weird to me. I heard this and immediately thought of something violent, but it’s actually not. It comes from this idea that when I lumberjack has spent some time chopping down trees, the axe get’s dull. If said lumberjack was to continue chopping down trees with a dull axe, then nothing good would come of it. A break is required to sharpen the axe, and then he can get back to work chopping down trees.

Just before midterms, I’ve felt overwhelmed and unhappy. I NEEDED to take a break. I did. I did all the studying I could, so I stopped, I did just what was required of me from school and took sick time off work (I really WAS sick, I promise, but the stress definitely helped cause it. We here at AshleyWestArt do NOT recommend you call in sick if you’re really not).

I spent time on my YouTube channel, my artwork, played games, spent more time with my friends…

So now, I’m more refreshed and ready to get back to work!

Also, I aced my midterm! That definitely helped, too!



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