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.

back to school (again)

Exciting news: I'm going back to school.  I took a sort of "gap year" between getting my associate's degree and beginning my bachelor's degree, so I'm a little apprehensive of how it'll be to be back in college full time, even though I'll be a fully online student.

Anyway, as a distance learner, the biggest way I'm preparing for the first day of classes is by getting my work space ready.  Really all I need is a clean desk and good supplies/stationary.  Today I went out and purchased a couple of items as a kind of "back-to-school" mini haul, and I think it would be fun to share the things I got.  :)

January 11, 2017

have you tried turning it off and on again?

Let's get philosophical and talk about all of 2016 as if it had any kind of discernible pattern!

January 8, 2017

the newest of years (video)

Another video whoop

I had this big idea to make a video every week using short video clips I took every day, similar to this one I made for the first week of 2017, but I am not the type of person who has their phone or camera always ready to capture moments.  So this can be a special thing.  Maybe I'll do one for the last week of the year and compare them?  Or something.  :)

January 1, 2017

my year in pictures 2016 (video)

I'm reanimating this dead blog to convince you to be interested in a bunch of pictures I took in 2016 set to melancholy music.  Here it is:

I may do something similar next year... :)