|Art work by LeahG|
I am now the Master Fine Arts Program Assistant at CIIS. I work in the office next to our lovely Program Coordinator, Paula. I've been dialoguing with agents in New York trying to get representation for my MFA thesis, and I've been receiving the nicest rejection letters! Between that, homework, and working on another indie project I can use a boost.
My school has a center for psychedelic research, and Silicon Valley has made taking amounts of LSD and psilocybin that are below the perceptual threshold into 'a thing'. It's more than peaked my interest. Hundreds of people are taking small doses of psychedelics on a regular schedule to improve mood, focus, and creativity. Users have reported relief from headaches and depression.
You only take it every four days, and you're not supposed to feel it. It goes like this. Day one, you dose. Day four, you does again.
I'm seriously considering it, but the idea gives me pause. I have a lot of balls in the air on top of being a second year grad student, and I'm not sure I can risk negative side effects. Any thoughts? I heart comments!