Acceptance: The First Step To Better Curls

Like most people with naturally curly hair, I hated my hair when I was younger. Partly due to the fact that I didn’t know how to style it (I’d never heard of curl creams or serums, and never dreamed of using a diffuser) and partly due to the fact that I took dance lessons for …

6th, 7th, 8th, & 9th Day(s) of Blogmas

Okay, so I’m cheating a little bit. Well, a lot a bit. But the past few days have been insanely busy and I didn’t have the forethought to write enough of these posts ahead of time. As a tribute to this past week and the new year, I’d like to talk about New Years resolutions. …

Fifth Day of Blogmas: Five Favorite Songs

Welcome to the Fifth Day of Blogmas! I’m so excited to share with you five of my favorite songs. I love music, and I’m constantly discovering new artists and songs, so there are many songs that could be on this short list, but for now I’ll give you some of my more recent obsessions. I …

The Fourth Day of Blogmas

On the Fourth Day of Blogmas, my true love gave to me, a full tray of delicious cookies! Ever since I can remember, my family has made sandtart cookies for Christmas. If you’ve never had them, sandtarts are a very thin and light cookie, typically decorated with colorful sugar-sprinkles, cinnamon, and a walnut. Usually sometime …

The Third Day of Blogmas: Writing & Inspiration

It’s the Third Day of Blogmas and I’m about to do something I’ve never done before; talk about my writing. This blog definitely counts as writing, but it’s a little different than writing a story, or some other fiction (which may or may not ever be read by anyone ever). Honestly, I’m not sure my …

On the Second Day of Blogmas

Christmas Wreaths in London

On the Second Day of Blogmas my true love gave to me, a ticket to another country! This is my second installation of Blogmas, and I’m overjoyed to once again feature traveling. The second day of Blogmas this year marks the one-year anniversary of me boarding a plane with a whole bunch of strangers to …

It’s the First Day of Blogmas!

Two Christmas Trees

I’ve decided to challenge my writing and dedication and do a 12 Days of Blogmas! For the next twelve days I will be posting a short something every day about various topics like cookies, travel anniversaries, and some of my favorite things. And guess what? Today is Christmas and the First Day of Blogmas!! Let’s …

The Waste Land: My Best Photos of London Fog

London Park

First off, I’d like to start with a disclaimer. I am not, nor am I in any way possible, a photographer. And I don’t play one on TV. Nope, I’m just a person who goes places with her super out-of-date technology and snaps some photos. One of the most frustrating things about traveling for me …

Nodus Tollens

Oxford University Field

As far as I can tell, this isn’t actually a phrase in any real language. So, you know, perfect. But it was the meaning of this fake phrase that caught my attention. According to the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, Nodus Tollens is a noun and “the realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make …

A Quick Trip To Bath

What can I say about Bath that I haven’t already repeated to my family a thousand times? Back in January, I spent less than twelve hours in this beautiful city, and I was already in love. I mean, just look at this horrible panoramic photo I took! It still oozes charm! More seriously, though, I …