Friday, October 5, 2012

Long time no Post!

Well, it has been a while since I have last posted here...
Nothing to report really, except that my dreams and goals are still the same.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Logo..say waaah?

Progress, I like that stuff.
But seriously, I have come up with my design for my website project I have to create! Well..I started building the homepage I should day.

I came up with this little logo here.

It's super duper basic, and I did it on GIMP, not photoshop/illustrator like I wanted to. So, working with limited resources!
But yep, this is what I made,
Stepping Up, helping you step up into the light. 

Let me know what you guys think!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Stepping Up

Well, I've been a bit inactive lately, which I guess is because I felt I haven't had the right stuff to right about.
But I wanted to tell people about my project!
I have a design project for Uni, basically, we have to make a simple website, it can be on anything. I have chosen to do mine on a mental health awareness website.
Basically the main goal of the website is for young people who feel they have depression to come and seek help and advice on what to do. It will be a totally positive place and will have information on different types of mental illnesses, signs, what to do and how to help someone who has a mental illness.

The only problem is I am currently having trouble coming up with a name for my site.
I was thinking of calling it "Stepping Up" or "Stepping Out" as a kind of symbol for stepping out of the darkness of mental illness and stepping into the light.
But I don't know.

So, I want to know if you guys have any thoughts or ideas for a name, then I can work on a logo design too!

Please, help a sister out, would be much appreciated!
Will keep you updated on how this project goes. ;)


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Project Free Souls

****Just an idea****

Project Free Souls is a new initiative set up my Me.
What I plan to do is write a script based on ideas of depression and self harm. I want to raise awareness to these issues to teenagers. That there are other ways to get of that rut you are stuck in..
Using drama techniques, I want to prove to kids everywhere that life gets better. You just have to work for it and always, always, ALWAYS hope for the best. Even in the worst of times

****end idea****

So yep. That's an idea That I have been pondering away in my head.
I honestly don't know if it would work..Or If I could even get an appropriate story related out of it.
In other news though, I have to create a website for my design project...and I think I am going to do a depression/self-harm site. I know there are already so many out there, but one more wont hurt. Plus it's for uni. But who knows it could stem into something more.
I need to start creating a proposal and drafting ideas up. Coz I really wanna make this amazing!

If anyone has any ideas on either of there ~projects~ message me or leave a comment on here!


Monday, July 30, 2012

What are you going to do with your life?

The other day when I was in Church I was talking to a lady, she asked me what I was studying, so I told her I do a double major, studying Theatre and design media.
And I got the usual "Oh..but..where will that take you etc etc etc...." question.
So I said, I want to be a drama teacher or maybe a director..I'm not too sure yet.
Thankfully, she then said that she feels speech and drama is a real asset to children, specially pre-teens because that's when they need confidence the most.

I then told her how a paper I am currently doing at University is all about theatre for schools and communities, and how that people think drama is useless in schools, but we are learning about all the bennifeits that is has to children and teenagers.

I usually get really angry later on when people ask me what I want to do with my degree, because it's the way they look at me, and that tone that they have in their voice.
My theatre paper I am doing this semester is really inspiring in the fact that, it's teaching us great techniques we can use for teaching drama, but also, our lecturer isn't sugar coating things. He is warning us about the backlash drama has in schools.
But right now I don't care, because all I want to do is get this degree done, and see what I can do with it once I've finished.
I know it will be hard but I will just keep looking, keep hoping and keep on inspiring!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


In my Theatre class today we talked about how there is Theatre for Schools, Theatre for Communities and all Theatre and a form of therapy.

He called it Psychodrama. And it immediately caught my attention, because he said it's used to help people who suffer mentally. IT SOUNDS RIGHT DOWN MY ALLEY!
I started to look into it more, just a few websites and what not. But it is very therapy based, and I would use a lot more practical elements I guess you could say. My lecturer also said that it takes a lot of training and study...So it sounds tough...

BUT! I think I will research into it more....Because I think it would be a helpful thing to have on my back...Even if I dont delve into proper Psychodrama, I defanily want to do something SIMILAR!



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Oh these times are hard...

Tonight I'm having a bit of a sad night.... all my thought are kind of piling on top of me, and I'm feeling less helpful to people..Like I should be doing more.
But I'm thinking now, that these times are hard...But there will always be hard times in life. No matter what.
Nothing in life will ever be perfect, I know that now. There will always be obstacles that get thrown at you.
But you can either do three things.

You can let these hardships crush you and take hold of you and make your life miserable.
You put them in a corner in the back of your mind. and let them fester until they all come spiraling back.
You can face the hard times, take them on your chin with full force, and always remember that after a bad time, there will be something amazing.
People shouldn't let negativity and sadness control  their lives, when there are so many great and wonderful things to be thankful and grateful for.

So, next time you are going through a hard time, maybe stop and think about everything in life that is still going right for you.
Just remember the little things, and remember that these hard times and hardships will eventually pass, like all storms do.