My Best Friend
I want this!
If you saw my stars and stripes enough times to say I’m a Zebra, I’d say the same for you.Chelle Stein
I love math, mostly because I have hyperlexia and love all things letters and numbers.
Some of the math I do makes zero sense.
5 + 6 = 11
1 + 1 =2
211+4 = 215
I love that sort of math. Puts me straight to sleep. It has no purpose. It’s just rhythmic. Some people play games on their phone, I pull out a calculator.
I especially love algebra. Letters and numbers come together!
x + 4
2xy + 4xy
3n + 2x
Math that is not so fun or easy? Real life math.
I have a joke I like to tell my daughter every time she asks for help with math homework.
Q: Why was the math book so sad?
A: Because it has so many problems!
I keep trying to figure out what to do with my life. I know I like to make art and write stuff, but I don’t know what to do with all the things I’ve made so far.
In trying to understand indecision, I think about the types of decisions for me that are easy to make: Drink coffee.
I make coffee on purpose every day. It’s not amazing coffee, but it’s good enough. I know exactly what to do with it. I pour it in my cup, wait for it to cool down and then I drink it.
This is why I like coffee. Coffee is predictable. There’s nothing involved in anything other than deciding I want to make coffee in the first place.
When you make art or write or think of an idea, it’s a lot harder to decide what to do with it.
Do I publish it on my blog? Do I publish it on social media? Do I wrap it up like a pretty package and publish it in a book? Do I print my art out on demand onto things like t-shirts and coffee mugs and sell it? Do I pitch it for licensing?
I’m not good at making decisions like that, but if I can’t decide between writing or art (or maybe even something entirely else), I can always make coffee.