Wednesday, March 4, 2020

I'm back

Hey guys. Long time no see! I felt called to blog again, so let's jump right into things...

One of my top priorities entering 2020 was to read 200 self-development books, using a website that tracks the progress called https://www.goodreads.com. After about the twentieth book, I realized there was a concept that many of the authors kept mentioning, referred to as the Law of Attraction. Simply put, the Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. Essentially the energy that you put out, is the energy manifested back into your reality.

  • Your beliefs shape your thoughts
  • your thoughts shape your words 
  • your words shape your actions  
  • your actions shape your reality. 

A few ways to raise your vibration are by consuming healthy foods, listening to Hertz frequencies, getting sunshine, moving your body, listening to affirmations, essential oils, tapping, etc.


On my quest to attract more happiness and abundance, I stumbled upon Abraham Hicks. Her videos are super inspiring and continue to help shift my perception on life and to trust the process.


I now wake up early and established a healthy sleep pattern, began praying and meditating every morning, started reading the New Testament and stopped watching porn to harness that sexual energy and convert it into creative energy.

Lastly, the most recent massive shift in my life was a nudge from the Universe to transition away from drawing and begin painting again, using a technique that makes the canvas look like its marbleized. I played with epoxy resin for the first time today and can't wait to share this new work/energy with you in the next post. I feel like life is aligning at a rapid pace and I'm so grateful to be here.


I don't know what the rest of this year has in store for me, but my intuition tells me it's going to be magical.


With love,

Jeremy.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Farewell Blog World

It's with a heavy heart that I've decided to step down from this platform. I no longer feel like I'm getting anything out of it, contradictory to when I first started this journey eight years ago. I want to thank everyone who helped me along the way, as I grew from the scared, closeted college kid I once was and into the person I am today. Thank you to all the people I've had the pleasure of connecting with and the abundant guidance over the years. I hope this blog acts as a safe haven to anyone who needs it.

With that being said, you can still connect with me at https://www.jeremymannino.com 

Catch ya on the flip side.

Much love,

Jeremy.


Monday, June 4, 2018

Gym Crush

So as most of you probably know, after graduating college I worked as a Portrait Artist for three years. The ability to connect and collaborate with different people from around the world and share my gift with them was really rewarding. I would bring my supplies to Barnes and Noble and set up shop in the Starbucks cafe area for 5-6 hours at a time. Having the freedom to work wherever I wanted was so liberating, BUT I wasn't charging enough to make a living.

I began working at Trader Joe's and decided to take a break from art, to refocus where I wanted to navigate my creative endeavors next. Overtime, I decided to pursue painting again and created 18 pieces in total, 10 of which are on display at a local yoga studio near the beach...and the remainder are hung in the reception area of a law firm.

However; since the paintings aren't selling, I've decided to revert back to being a full-time Portrait Artist again. Woo! I'll have the ability to work in coffee shops/cafes like old times, people watch and chat with individuals who approach me. Plus the bookstore is right around the corner from my gym, making it very convenient to lift and than work.

Speaking of the gym, about six weeks ago I was walking to the water fountains in-between sets and one of my friends from college was gleaming at me. Neither of us had any idea the other also attended the same gym...and now we workout together 2-3x a week! It seriously makes going to the gym so much more fun! Furthermore; I have a massive crush on one of the managers who works there. Much to my delight, he generally works out during the same time we're there and is a beautiful specimen to look at.

As weird as this may sound, his presence alone has really motivated me to be in the gym 5x a week, to not only look at him...but to look more like him. haha He's about 6'3", golden tan, blonde, blue eyes, perfect smile, insane physique and super friendly. Basically he looks like a Greek god, which is what my best friend and I nicknamed him until I glanced at his name tag one day haha

This is a photo I took of him before he cut his hair

He winked at me (again) today while saying hi in passing, but I stuttered something incoherent and broke eye contact because he makes me so nervous and starstruck. My goal is to talk to him more frequently and get comfortable in his presence, simply to make a new friend at the very least.

Anyways, check out my newly revamped website and don't be shy to contact me if you're interested in a custom piece! I feel so hypocritical telling you not to be shy when I can't even talk to this random guy hahah Cheers to making this Summer the best one yet!

Much love guys!