I’m a scanner

Hi, all! I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve contributed something to my blog. I wanted to write something today. As you know I’m a creative person. I love anything having to do with the arts (obviously….) But anywho I’m one of those people who’s never satisfied with doing one thing and sticking with it. I have so many things that I want to learn and do! I mean the world is so big and you’ll never learn everything that the world has to offer, but I always get excited about the possibilities. Like right now there are so many instruments that I would love to have and learn to play. Right now I want to learn how to play the guitar and the violin. I also want to get back into the tenor sax. I played that for 8th grade jazz band and haven’t played it since but I would love to pick that back up. I already have a clarinet but honestly I would love to get a newer one. The one I have I’ve had it since the 6th grade, so it’s time for an upgrade but not just instruments…I would love to learn photography but quickly realized that photography equipment can be expensive but someday I will get that equipment. I downloaded a bunch of photography books on my Kindle. I think I just get excited about new ways to express myself. Art is such a wonderful way to express myself. I already do that with writing, but I want to broaden my scope and dabble in so much more. Interestingly, though, they actually have a name for people like me. It’s called being a scanner, and it’s an interesting concept. Below I’ve attached an article that explains it in more detail.

http://www.getmotivation.com/motivationblog/2017/04/barbara-sher-scanner/

 

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The universal language of music

I’ve alwayd truly seen music as a universal language. It may sound cliché but there’s no truer statement. I was listening to some Carlos Santana just know. He’s an amazing Spanish-speaking singer and just a phenomenal guitarist…like out if this world guitarist. Like one of the best guitarist in the industry. I don’t usually go out of ny to listen to some Santan but when I do I never regret it. His music is just amazing and I love music with Spanish influence because I’ve always been fasvinated by the Spanish culture but let’s get back to the statement “music is a universal language.” I think it’s true because even when you love a song but it’s in another language you’re just captured by the music. I just finished listening to Carlos Santana’s song “Corazon Espinado” and I didn’t understans a word, but I LOVED the song because the music was beautiful and made me want to get up and dance. Something about Santana’s music is magical. It just makes me want to close my eyes and soak it all in.

Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is a b*tch. It’s every writer’s worst nightmare, and I’m having a doozy of a time right now. I love when I can just start with one sentence and keep my flow going but it doesn’t seem to be happening tonight. I’m trying to make some extra cash by doing some freelance jobs and so I found a company where they produce listicle content like “15 Celebrities With Seriously Dark Pasts.” That’s actually what I’m working on…the sample test that they gave me and I am struggling right now *sigh*. Anyway I hope to get over this little speed bump and whip up something pretty good.

Hip-hop good and bad

Hip-hop is one of my favorite music genres, but sadly hip-hop has disintegrated over the years. It’s just not what it once was. True hip-hop to me has always been about storytelling and technique, but it doesn’t seem like it takes much skill these days. I was listening to “Faded” by Tyga ft. Lil Wayne and even though Lil Wayne isn’t necessarily my favorite rapper I have to commend him on his clever word play in one of his lines. (Warning: Explicit language ahead) The line goes like this: “She knows my dick. She call that nigga Richard prior to me comin I had to stick my thumb in…” You see what he did there? Dick is another name for Richard and then Richard Pryor/”prior” was a comedian. I just thought that was so clever. Being an English major I can appreciate little nuggets like that within the lyrics. I just don’t like the direction that hip-hop has been going the past few years. It’s just been bizarre lately like that god awful song “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B.

Artistic expression

I’m what some people might call a scanner and I’m also an INFP based off of my Myers-Briggs personality test. A scanner essentially is someone that’s always finding new hobbies to get involved in and usually can’t stick to one thing. That’s me! And INFPs are usually drawn to craetivity. I feel like I’m always looking for artistic ways to express myself. I mean art really holds a special place in my heart and I tend to move from one thing to another. Some may find that inconsistent or a bad habit because I never finish anything I start, and I admit sometimes I even feel bad for this personality trait but you know what? I shouldn’t. It just means I’m willing to try new things and I get easily excited and want to try EVERYTHING! Recently, I’ve been wanting to teach myself how to play the guitar. I also want to get into photography and making jewelry. I feel like I’m always looking for new artistic ways to express myself, to explore all of my potential. Who knows? I might turn out to be an amazing photographer. It’s just something that I’ve never tried. The only reason I haven’t started with some of these hobbies is because of a lack of funds. I’ve found that photography can be quite expensive and I also have to buy a guitar, so once I get my funds that’ll be something new for me to do. I’m really excited! Art is the beauty of life.