Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon

As a resident of Massachusetts, yesterday's Boston Marathon explosions hit very close to home.  I am so thankful that my friends and family are safe, and I continue to keep those affected by this tragedy in my thoughts and prayers.  I would like to take a moment to recognize the heroic actions of those that courageously responded.  The unity and compassion expressed over the past 24 hours has helped restore my faith in humanity.  Boston is a resilient city, and I am confident that they will bounce back stronger than ever.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April Resolutions

I know April is almost half over (sheesh, where'd the time go!?) but it's just starting to feel like spring.  The last of the stubborn snow has (finally) melted and the weather in New England is starting to look up.  I'm pleased to announce that my North Face & duck boots have been neatly tucked away to make room for my trench coat & flats, and the ice-scraper in my trunk has been replaced with a bright pink umbrella. Along with stopping to smell the flowers, here are a few things that I want to accomplish this April.  I'm hoping it will be a welcomed distraction from ruminating over my uncertain future.  

What do you want to accomplish before April is over?

Monday, April 8, 2013

I'm Back

Hi all!  I apologize for the extended hiatus.  I've been crazy busy with classes, work, and getting ready for graduation.  However, I'm excited to announce that I'm finally back (...and better than ever!?)  These last few weeks of college are going to be absolutely crazy, but I can't wait to start posting again.  I've been working on a new layout and brainstorming fun features. Here's a sneak peak at the design.  I wanted a color palette that conveys a minimal-and-classic meets chic-and-modern vibe.  And  yes, black and gold are my sorority colors so I may be slightly biased ;)  Anyway, let me know what you think!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Cord Organization

I hate going to charge my electronics only to discover the cord has fallen behind my desk.  Anyone who has run into this problem knows exactly what I'm talking about.  Having to squeeze my hand between the desk and wall in an attempt to steal the charger back from the dust bunny bandits is on my list of #firstworldproblems.  To save time (and unnecessary stress), I decided to try a cord organizing system using binder clips.  I saw this idea on Pinterest a while back.  Honestly, I don't know why I didn't do this sooner.  It is seriously the easiest, most useful thing ever!

Any other good desk organizing tips out there?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Eve

One of the redeeming things about February is my favorite should-be-a-national-no-school-holiday: Valentines's Day. From dozens of long-stemmed red roses to heart-shaped boxes of expensive chocolate, February 14th incites endless cliches of love and romance. Whether you have found your Prince Charming or are tired of kissing one too many frogs, Valentine's Day is an excuse to celebrate! Use Valentine's Eve to get in the loving spirit with these fun suggestions...

Happy Valentines Day

Ride by Lana Del Rey

Maybe it's the thought of graduating, maybe it's the cold weather, or maybe it's reading novels about the "lost generation" in modern lit.  Whatever it is, I've been feeling ...weird lately.  Hmmm, I don't know if weird is the right word; I guess a more thorough description would be "introspective".. "introverted"..  maybe even "lost."

...Or on second thought, maybe those aren't the right words either.  They have such a depressing tone to them, and that's not the image I want to portray.  I have plenty of aspiration; One may even argue that I have so much aspiration that it is impossible to fit it all into a single lifetime.  That's it! ...That's my problem: I can't decide what I want, so I want it ALL.  Hopefully you can piece together what I'm trying to say better than I can.  If not, I apologize.

Anyway, my current wanderlust state is somewhat reflective of this poem/song hybrid by Lana Del Rey.  Once you get past the ridiculously long intro, it's happy and sad at the same time with the perfect amount of conviction.

Ugh, it's getting late.  I'm going to get some sleep before I start philosophizing the true meaning of life ....or sell all my belongings so I can book a one-way ticket to Europe ;)

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