From an early age, I have truly loved the art of coloring and now I have developed unconditional love for adult coloring books. It is truly relaxing to take some time to yourself, kick back your heels, and color. It is soothing in its simplicity but still feels like a lot of fun. As I get ready to board a flight, my coloring book is in toe as I will be coloring the entire way.
To some, coloring books are ridiculous. It is a little odd to see people coloring in classrooms or libraries, but I get it. Why worry about an ugly grade when you can instead pick a pretty color for a flower petal? It serves as a way of calming me down.
Not only is it rewarding to be coloring and finishing something you’re proud of, but it is relaxing in itself when you have the time to do it. So often I get stressed about running from this thing to the next, or working on five assignments at the same time. If I have an hour to spend coloring, that probably means my work is behind me and I can take a break to slow down.
Coloring isn’t competitive, either. You are not comparing your doodles and patterns to someone else’s, and there isn’t a way to do it wrong. If you are over the age of 12 and love coloring, I do not blame you. It is a simple activity that can relieve so much stress from the daunting tasks in our lives. When I complete coloring in a picture, I get satisfaction from finishing something, without the stress of actually doing it. It is a beautiful thing. I will never be ashamed to whip out my so many colored pencils and pens and book in public, and anyone who judges me for that is simply jealous.
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I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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