Monday, August 14, 2017

Roller coaster

Doesn't this picture give you the ultimate comfort? The books, the rain, the lamp, the candles. Ugh, I love it so much.

Lately I've been feeling a lot of things. I should be using my blog more as an outlet, but I've mostly been journaling. Some days are really awesome and others I feel really alone and down. Weird, right? I'm stuck between wanting to stay here with friends that I know and wanting to go back to Boston to start senior year. I'm not really sure how to put it all into words, but I thought I'd write a little something on what I've been feeling for the past few weeks or so.

Hope you're all doing well! I'll write more soon and I promise to put together some better posts. My parents went to the beach for the week, so it's just my dog and I at home, which is awesome but it's also pretty lonely sometimes, so I'm trying to use the alone time to my advantage.

Photo from my Tumblr.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Portland, Oregon

Powell's City of Books

I've been super obsessed with Portland lately. I've even been looking at jobs over there for after graduation. I think it would be the perfect spot because it's in a new location but it's still a reasonable distance, rather than Hawaii or Iceland like I was looking before. Plus it's an awesome city! I think I was meant to be in Portland.

Have you ever been? What's it like?

Thursday, August 03, 2017

August + tattoo prospects

Happy August! Can you believe how fast the year is going? I'm ready to go back to school though. Exactly 1 month! Until my senior year! What?!

Anyway, my next tattoo is going to be a black and grey floral piece on my shoulder and upper arm. I'm thinking a quarter sleeve. Right now I'm just trying to think of the flowers I want incorporated in it. I'm thinking Margherita flowers but I'm not sure what else! I'm hoping to get it before graduation, I just need to find the perfect artist. I have a really specific style that I'm going for and it's actually really hard to find someone I like that's fairly close.

Pretty, right?! I'm so excited. I've wanted this tattoo for a super long time but I've been saving so much for travel that I haven't really put any aside for the ink. But now I finally can!

All the photos are from my Pinterest.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Holga lens

I've had my eye on a Holga camera lens for quite some time now. I just love the look of the pictures and after getting all my disposable camera pictures from my trip, I really wanted something that would give that same look. I finally gave in a few weeks ago and got one from amazon for $20! It's been so fun playing around with it. It's hard to get used to, but it's so cool and the pictures come out so nicely.

Friday, July 28, 2017


Watching: So lately I've been watching pretty much every stand-up comedy special that Netflix has. I have a secret that's going to sound like a joke, but I'm 100% serious - ever since I was about 14 I wanted to be a comedian. I love making people laugh and I feel like I've just always had the makings to be a comedian. It actually really made me think because I had to do a presentation in Rome for my internship and one of my teachers pulled me aside afterward and told me I should do comedy shows. Another teacher told me she thought I had a theater background because of how fun I was infant of the group of people listening. Isn't that crazy? So these comedy specials are fun for me and really inspire me. Most recently, I watched Joe Mande's special and it was SO good. Recommend.

Reading: Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot. Ok, I know that sounds like a dieting book, but it's actually a murder mystery haha! It's a YA novel, so sometimes things are a little slow but I'm actually really intrigued. My friend raided her little sister's room and gave me about 4 books to read for the Summer and this was one of them. There's also a sequel that I plan on reading!

Listening: Let's see... this one is always super random. I've found a bunch of songs I've been loving this time around:
Jungle by Tash Sultana (the video that I linked is dope, watch it!)

Thinking about: So much. Am I in the right major? Where will I be this time next year since I'll be a college graduate? Should I continue with these friendships even thought it's usually me doing all the work to stay in contact? Should I try other online dating websites and apps? Should I continue going out on the weekends, drinking, and behaving like a fool? Or clean myself up a bit and stay in like I used to? Am I actually happy where I am in life right now or am I faking it most of the time? How am I supposed to handle that this is probably my last year in Boston ever?

Baking: Well I haven't had a lot of time to bake for fun lately, but if I do I'm usually either making this Triple Berry Cobbler Pie or this Strawberry Pretzel Salad. Just thought I'd share!

Loving: The Summer thunderstorms. As I'm typing this I hear thunder outside right now - yay! I love when it rains late at night because I want to listen to it, so rather than watching Netflix or listen to music, I'll usually put it all away and just read and listen to the rain. Love!

Thought I'd try out some new ones this time to switch it up a bit! As usual, I got this post idea from Danielle at Sometimes Sweet and the photo is from my Tumblr.

What are you currently up to?

Sunday, July 23, 2017


Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece
Athens in Film.
Taken by me, see more on my Flickr.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

"Go to a coffee shop & sit by the window."

I found this post while I was scrolling through Tumblr, and Annika linked it to her Instagram. I thought I'd just post a screenshot of it because I thought it was so awesome. I'm not really sure what the whole "list of 5" thing is, but I'm all about it.

While I was reading this list I just felt something positive and free. You know? I challenge you all to do the things on this list.

Check out Annika's Tumblr and Instagram for more cool stuff.