March 9, 2017

travelling + spring break coming soooooon.....

I feel like I'm the only person in the world who doesn't really care for vacations!  I'm excited to leave for Florida this weekend, but honestly, vacations and travelling are a couple of things that cause me the most stress.   But vacations are one of those things that I think that are worth wrestling with the anxiety over, because it's a good experience usually, and I'm going with cool people.  Nothing I can't handle with some prayer, my sketchbook journal, and maybe a little wine.


February 13, 2017

spring break rail adventure 2017?!

Spring Break approacheth.

A bunch of us are headed to Hollywood for a few days.  In Florida, because apparently there's a Hollywood in Florida.  COOL.

Everyone is taking a 3-hour flight to get down there.  Not me!  I'm turning my dread of plane travel into checking something off my bucket list: I'm going to take a train.

January 26, 2017

before the snow melts


I wanted to test some things with my camera  (specifically to find out if I really need to always only take massive .raw pictures... the answer is no).  So I went out during the golden hour yesterday to mess around a little bit.  We had a nor'easter blow through this week, so it's pretty snowy and slushy, but it was sunny and kind of warm yesterday and everything is starting to melt, making for a really pretty evening.

January 25, 2017

books i read this month || january 2017

I opened an account on Goodreads again and have been carefully keeping track of the books I'm reading this year.  This month I read only non-fiction.  Here are the three books I read in 2017, as well as a short synopsis and review of each...

January 24, 2017

first day of school

I STILL get excited about the first day of school!  And this one is all-around maybe the most exciting, because I'm at a new school and I have a new major and it's been way too long since I exercised these educational muscles.  Essays, tests, assignments, discussions, quizzes, readings, textbooks; all so stressful, but I can't deny that the productivity gives me a buzz like nothing else.

January 19, 2017

when & why i started this blog

I recently took a look at my oldest posts on this blog, just out of curiosity.  It's been around for about 2 years and 3 months.  If this blog was a child it would be able to walk and talk; thankfully this blog is not a child, since I neglect it for months at a time!

Anyway, I wanted to revisit my purpose for this blog, and maybe check out what's been going on in my life over that time, including some goofy selfies for illustrative purposes. ;)

January 17, 2017

defining moments of my college education

Since I begin classes in a week, at a whole new university, I've been thinking recently about my five semesters at community college: the courses I took, the professors I met there, the memories...  I'd like to share some of my most important moments college!


January 16, 2017

has sherlock jumped the shark?

I had another post lined up for today, but I can't ignore what's been bothering me since last night, so I think I'm going to write about it.  You're going to see my nerdier side, because although I avoid fandoms, I do have a fangirl button and it has been PUSHED.


January 12, 2017

i needed this

First haircut of the year.  I dread getting going to the hair salon; it's a stressful experience!  But I sucked it up today.