Category Archives: life

hindsight

August 11, 2016

life

 

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going through old photos tonight realizing just how clueless i was in 2013. clueless about my camera, traveling abroad, relationships, life. it’s a bittersweet memory, mostly because i was in beautiful Paris and London but captured it so terribly. traveling is supposed to teach, inspire and give perspective, and while my first trip abroad did all of those things, i think i’ve learned even more in looking back at it years later.

hi, rn.

March 28, 2016

life

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It’s been too long. For that, I apologize. I wish I had some genuinely awesome, original content to share with you right now. Unfortunately, I do not. BUT. I can tell you what’s been going on lately, and what I hope to share with you soon…

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Hello, 2016.

January 23, 2016

life

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HI! I’m back from California! It was an incredible trip and I’m so excited to share! Just wanted to drop a line (the first of 2016) and mention that 1) I am alive and, 2) this year is off to a good start! As you can see, I changed the look of the blog (again) because I have some really great photos and I think this format is ideal for showcasing images. I’ll be tweaking everything in the coming days, so I hope you enjoy the new look. See you next week with everything L.A.!

Xx

2015: Year in Review

December 31, 2015

holiday / life

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The end of the year is always a time to pause and reflect. It’s crazy to think that I’ve lived in this apartment on my own for over a year. I really love it, and feel proud of all that I’ve accomplished in 2015. I went back to school, which has been a scary/fun/rewarding/exciting thing. I took a few small trips and enjoyed time with loved ones. In an effort to highlight the highs of 2015, I thought I’d share my favorite posts…

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A day trip to Thomasville, Georgia with my mom

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Making my apartment my own

Sharing my tricks for the perfect eyelashes

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some things.

December 14, 2015

life

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Hey, how’s it goin’? I know I haven’t been around much, but it’s kind of a good thing. I’ve started a more demanding design course that has taken a good chunk of my time. I’m learning Illustrator and my assignments have been my creative outlet for the past few weeks, so, yay! That, coupled with the holidays and the fact that it gets dark and like, 3:30 p.m. now (okay, more like 5), the days are flying. I DO have a few fun post ideas floatin’ about in my brain, and will do my very best to share soon. In the meantime, here’s a quick recap of life lately…

After Thanksgiving, I realized I have mere weeks to fit into a dress I’ve had for over a year and never worn but designated it my ‘party dress’ for the office Christmas party on the 23rd. I immediately give up caffeine (WHY?!) and initiate my go-to cleanse. Day 2, my body is literally revolting against me and I leave work early with a nauseatingly intense withdrawl headache. Day 3, I feel like I can lift a car. Idk, but I’m drinking coffee as I write this; tea is for the birds. I’m drinking more water and trying to work out more than twice a week… pray for me.

I’m going to L.A.!!!!!!!!! A few weeks ago I somewhat impulsively purchased two plane tickets to L.A. I’ve never been west of Texas, so I’m super excited to see the west coast! While I had high hopes for traveling abroad this year, being in school just doesn’t make it realistic. I thought I’d take the opportunity to see the country while keeping up with the work too. Basically, I already have everything planned including this, this, and THIS and so much more. I’d also like to drive out to Venice for fish tacos, Palm Springs to see a desert in irl, and walk the Santa Monica Pier because I’m a tourist. Any recommendations? Let me know!

In other news, work has been going really well. I work with a revolving door of part-time employees, usually college students, and while I could tell you some horror stories, the people I’m working with right now are absolutely wonderful. You don’t realize it until you don’t have it anymore, but when everything runs smoothly and you can trust them to run the office without cracking a whip, it’s basically amazing. That, and they are wonderful human beings that will totally indulge in some gal chat with me.

And let’s just talk about the really small (but still amazing) stuff right now: SERIAL is back with a new season and I’m thrilled, this game was the highlight of my Thanksgiving (SO many laughs!), I’m catching up on Homeland rn, and I’m all like, “Please don’t die, Quinn!”, next week I’m indulging in my only (single-person) holiday tradition: Love Actually and Christmas baking… I bought a life-changing eyeliner that I think you show know about, I want these shoes like whoa and they’re sold out EVERYWHERE. I stumbled upon this show, and have a new TV crush. And, I’m addicted to Snapchat. Again. (@AmyWiebe).

More soon!

Xx

Payday Splurges

November 12, 2015

life

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Ever since moving out out on my own, I try to stick to a strict budget. Some months I’m better at it than others, but there are some things that I love to splurge on after getting that paycheck. Before paying the bills and buying groceries, it’s a very small opportunity to feel rebellious. I like to buy small things that I don’t necessarily need, but that give me great if not temporary joy. Some of my payday splurges have come and gone, but here are a few of my enduring favorites…

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A Science-y Video (sorry.)

October 5, 2015

life

So, I had to take physics. PHYSICS. I was not thrilled, but managed to make it out alive. The final project required a recorded experiment exemplifying a physics topic relating to design. I tried to incorporate as little science as possible, as you can see, and used this short as my first attempt  at using Final Cut Pro. It was fun learning the basics, and I’m looking forward to making more videos with very different content. In the meantime, hope you enjoy!

Weekend Vibes

September 14, 2015

life / weekend

I love weekends (who doesn’t?!), but ever since I’ve gone back to school, most are dedicated to homework and/or adulting (chores, shopping, bill paying, etc). Pros: sleeping in and drinking coffee in my pajamas for an otherwise unjustifiable amount of time. Cons: feeling disconnected from the city I live in, its people, and the world in general. It’s a weird thing, these weekends. I love my alone time, probably more than most, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. This weekend was particularly lovely. I spent it alone, as I do most weekends (okay, that’s not supposed to sound as lame as it does), but there were a few highlights in particular that made it a really good weekend.

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Life. Right Now.

August 26, 2015

life

“Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays.”  – Office Space

Too bad it’s Wednesday. Night. I should be borderline elated the weekend is within arm’s reach. But, I am not. I’m kinda grumpy right now. Like this guy. It seems like lately most of my days are spent doing things I don’t want to do with people I don’t want to spend time with in a place I don’t want to be. Is this what adulthood is? Giving away the majority of your time, effort and energy for someone else’s dream, only to start your day at 5 o’clock? I know I went back to school so I wouldn’t be in this position forever, but right now the light at the end of the tunnel is the size of a pin prick. I dread going to work and it’s probably because lately I’ve been made aware of my mistakes left and right. My bosses (who can be demanding at times) and clients (NOT salt of the earth kinda folks, let’s just leave it at that), and inexperienced colleagues have made enjoying my job challenging. Don’t get wrong, I’m not placing blame. It’s just crazy busy and I’m only one person. That, and I hate making mistakes, and being reminded of each and every little mistake, and feeling responsible for staff members’ mistakes. Coupled with getting cursed at and hung up on on a daily basis, I wonder what the crap I’m doing here… Oh, did I mention I work with criminals? Literally.

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