Its 7:00 a.m. and I'm riding the metra electric train to school. When I first started attending the Illinois Institute of Art, riding the train felt like an everyday adventure. I used to be anxious about whether or not I was on the right train. I used to pay attention to the beautiful landscapes that passed by. I used to pay attention. Fast forward 10 months and I'm in a completely different place. I've fallen to the monotony of everyday life, I've lost that sense of wonder. That frightens me. The moment we stop paying attention to the beauty of our everyday lives, it will begin to pass us by. That in itself is a tragedy I want to avoid.

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