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212. How to… smile through the malfunctions.

It's been a long time, guys. I've been exhausted. Without going into a lot of detail, it's just... been an eventful couple of weeks, and I've not been around as much as I hoped to be. I think one of the most important thing when things aren't going well is to press the pause button… Continue reading 212. How to… smile through the malfunctions.

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210. How to… accept what you cannot change.

This is my first post this month that doesn't feature some kind of rainbow awesomeness. While I've been living it up in rainbow all month, I also understand that Pride isn't about rainbows. It's about acceptance and love and visibility. It's about freedom, and so many other things apart from what it's been commercialized as.… Continue reading 210. How to… accept what you cannot change.

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204. How to… get the most out of those “happy accidents”

For those of you who don't know, the photo-taking process for me usually involves about 50 or so shots of the same pose with different windlights and lighting, the occasional, "hmm" and lots of cursing. Sometimes, I'll even invent new words! Most of the time, the final product you guys see is just the best… Continue reading 204. How to… get the most out of those “happy accidents”

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200. How to… come out of the closet.

You're going to hear about pride a lot this month. Now, my English professors would slap me silly for using the term inside the definition, but pride is exactly what it sounds like. It's being proud of yourself. Having confidence in yourself. Loving yourself for all that you are - your best qualities, your flaws,… Continue reading 200. How to… come out of the closet.

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199. How to… look for the positives.

As someone who has 'It's been a rough week' as a staple in the vocabulary, I like to think I've become somewhat of an expert in the not-so-subtle art of not giving a f*ck when the world hands me lemons. This is not to say that I can't make a kick-butt glass of lemonade. On… Continue reading 199. How to… look for the positives.

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191. How to… make a proper entrance.

Today, my mom goes in for the first of what will likely be several procedures for an aneurysm at the base of her brain. But... she's in good spirits about it, or at least she says she is to our faces. She's been one of the driving forces in my life... even more so with… Continue reading 191. How to… make a proper entrance.

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186. Pro-tip: (Wind)light up your life…

So, a couple of years ago, back before I started taking photos, I hadn't really explored any of the World menus or developer menus in my viewer outside of occasionally playing with my RLV functionality and maybe turning the sun from midday to midnight if I was working on something. I know, guys. I know.… Continue reading 186. Pro-tip: (Wind)light up your life…

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183. How to… start something new.

I think we have problems sometimes really going for it. Know what I mean? We adopt this attitude of "I can't" not because we can't but because we don't know where to get the resources we need to figure it out. And for some of us, that's daunting. For some, it's enough to make you… Continue reading 183. How to… start something new.

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179. How to… start a new conversation.

Sometimes, we get so utterly stuck in the way that things are that we find it hard to even fathom that we have the power to mitigate our own circumstances. Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in the things that hurt us or the things that could go wrong if we take that chance or… Continue reading 179. How to… start a new conversation.

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177. How to… not let them down (or yourself either, for that matter)…

It's been a rough week. Or couple of weeks? Sometimes I feel like a broken record when I have to type that out, but c'est la vie, I guess. So, my computer bit the dust. I am lucky enough that I had money in savings to get a new one, but I lost everything -… Continue reading 177. How to… not let them down (or yourself either, for that matter)…