My Inspiration Blog is a tool for you and me, to see what, who, where, when, and how, things inspire me. My name is Kyle Gallaway, I recently Graduated from NHIA (New Hampshire Institute of Art), having earned my BFA in the ceramic arts. I also have experience in other areas such as drawing, painting, and photography. I hope that Through a collection of images, words, and literature... things that inspire me to do what i do, in turn is helpful and inspires you. To view my art check out my website! cargocollective.com/KJGallawayand Visit my Etsy Store!
- Andy Bernard once said, “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” This is me letting you know that you’re in the good old days. You know how in elementary school, being in high school seemed 100x better? In some ways it is, because you get to drive and go places on your own and do different fun things. But it’s also lame because you have more responsibility and more stress. College is the same, then adulthood, then marriage, then parenthood. It’s all the same principle. New perks + new responsibilities. Enjoy each phase because you’re going to miss it when it’s gone. So yes, life gets better but it also gets harder.
- It’s very difficult to find people you truly connect with at any stage in life. You simply have to always be looking, because you never know when you’ll find them. Right now, I don’t have any friends close by that I really connect with, so I understand how you feel. It’s lame; it’s lonely, and it sucks.
- There are plenty of ways to have fun outside of drinking. Go dumpster-diving, explore a new neighborhood, try a new food, watch a new movie, watch a sunset or start a painting. As Lous C.K. said,“’I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say, ‘I’m bored.’”
- Also partying is overrated. The people who invest their college years into partying and passing classes generally end up living average, middle-class lives with okay jobs. The people who invest their college years into their passions are named Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. That’s not to say you absolutely cannot drink, but I am saying that if you spend all your weekends going to parties instead of working hard you probably will not accomplish anything worth writing a biography about.
- Don’t give up. Keep pushing. Life is difficult and it never stops being difficult. That’s also why each success is that much more glorious, whether it’s finally finding a best friend or acing the SAT after months of studying. Don’t settle for alchohol, and don’t settle for Netflix. You are capable of greatness if you just keep pushing. And remember: progression, not perfection.