Friday, January 11, 2013


I know it's still a bit quiet over here, but things are really starting to blossom in my actual life and whenever that happens - I tend to step away from my blog. Not to say that these aren't real photos and events and things derived from my actual life. But, you know. My free time is very valuable to me and I'm trying my best not to spend it staring into a computer screen. But I've explained that, this is old news. Maybe one day I'll be a "real" blogger, maybe I won't. I'm happy either way.

My 365 project is thriving, however! Check it out, say hi, I'll smile.

Saturday, January 5, 2013




So yesterday was a bummer, huh? I've been going through something. But I'm back today to shine a positive light on this blog, and my mind, and my life. It's only 5 days into the New Year - it's not too late. It's never too late to grow and improve. So here are some of my plans for myself, one of my favorite works in progress. HAPPY THOUGHTS, EVERYBODY.

1. Be more serious and have more fun. This might sound like a contradiction, but I mean it in that "work hard, play hard" kind of way. I let myself off the hook entirely too often and let a lot of my goals fall to the wayside. I will be more serious in these aspects: Physical and mental health, money management, deadlines. Things that I should just be doing as an adult. I will have more fun by making a lot more plans, making time for the friends that I've made here, meeting new people, and exploring new places.

2. Grow as a photographer. My 365 project is going strong as I'm still growing familiar with my new camera. I really need to start shooting and editing in raw image format. I literally just changed over to that setting on my camera.

3. Cook more. Especially clean meals. Too often I skip meals, don't eat enough, or eat quick and nutritionally devoid foods. I am really planning on putting a lot more thought to what goes into my body. Plus, I haven't tried a new recipe in entirely too long. That's gonna change! My new job is going to free up my nights, and I will be spending them in the kitchen.

4. Read more. It's a bummer that I feel like I'm always too busy to read. I own at least ten books that I've yet to open. My goal for 2013 is to read at least 7 books.

5. STRESS LESS. It's not worth it! It's really not! By applying resolution number 1 to my daily life, and taking time to just breathe, assess the situation, and realize it's not that bad, I can conquer this negative voice that still seems to creep up in my mind and completely blow my entire day. 

6. Adopt a dog. :) Maybe. When we feel we're ready.

7. Plan a trip. I don't know to where yet. Anywhere. I just want to go.

8. Drink more water. 

9. Save money.

AND BE HAPPY! Because life is way too short.

What are your personal goals?


Friday, January 4, 2013


I could write about my day, but no I can't because I've never been good at that. If I did, and if I were, you would only be hearing about how I'm kind of a huge baby and can't even celebrate accomplishment and good things to come because right now, at the moment, I still feel utter defeat. I would write about how I broke down three times today and why. And I'd follow that up by writing about guilt, and how I spent all morning anxious about a job that I'm soon leaving anyway, that it took me hours to realize what day it was. I could write about my grandpa and how much I miss him and how I wish I had spent every spare moment with him when I was able to, and how I didn't, and how that still stings. I could write about the dream my grandparents were in last night, and how it always seems to happen that way, and how without faith in any type of God I do have faith in something because today is today, even though I didn't realize it until I saw pictures my parents posted online when I took a break at work, they were there last night with me.

But I won't write, because I can't write, because it's all so much and it won't mean the same to you anyway.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

End of a Year

Happy New Year!

Here's to the hope that this year will be the most productive, happiest, best year yet.