Monday, December 29, 2014

Merry Christmas!

This Christmas was probably the best I've had in a long time. The holidays are always hard for me, especially when my Dad's off to sea. It can be a bit lonely sometimes, but it is so important to remind myself that I'm not alone. I'm surrounded by some truly wonderful people. This Christmas was a great reminder of that. I am so blessed to have them all in my life.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Party 2014

It has been three years since we graduated high school, and we still manage to get together every year for our annual Christmas party. Some things never change.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Rise & Graphic Design

My Sunday consisted of glue, Scotch magic tape, scissors, and lots and lots of iced coffee. With this week being my last week of classes, it's go time. This is my "Graphic Design Journal." The contents include some observations of various forms of graphic design, my design process, class notes, and my papers. While having all of this info in the same place is a great idea, putting it all together is a job in itself.

I woke up around 9:30 exhausted from the week and the weekend itself, I amped myself up with an iced coffee and a bagel and worked all day until Jacky came home and talked me into taking a walk. I then returned and continued my work until 7:00pm. 

I'm not even done yet.

While I thought that I would actually enjoy my graphic design class, I was sadly mistaken. While graphic design itself interests me a great deal, something about this class and I simply did not click. Regardless, I did learn a lot and will take those lesson with me.

Friday, December 5, 2014


(Free People shift dress and Jeffrey Campbell for Free People Boots) 

There has been a recent development in my taste in clothing. Sparkle. While I would never consider my style simple, sequins and glitter have really never been involved in my wardrobe. This holiday season however, things have changed. With the amount of beautiful, sparkly product we've been receiving at Free People Boston, how could I resist? 

I think that my sparkly discovery goes a little deeper than clothing itself. Things have been crazy to say the least. But in these last few stressful weeks, I feel that I have really come into my own. I now feel that I understand myself more, I know what I'm capable of, and I know that I have issues with not finishing what I start. These past months have been stressful to the max with work and school, but I can deal because it'll all be worth it in the end. In the end I will be shinning.