Merry Days

In a few days, we’ll take in the last of 2016 and enter 2017 with a fresh, inspired outlook complete with ambitious resolutions and goals. But until then, we can get away with eating way too many desserts (like these macarons), shopping (mostly for warm blankets and delicious-smelling candles), and relaxing during this holiday season. Happy holidays!…

La La Land

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to visit a friend in Miami for a day — one that we filled with Cuban food, ice cream, catching up, and walking through the Wynwood District (a.k.a. the hipster/artsy part of Miami). While we were looking for an affordable lunch spot, we passed a plant shop…

Brass Bridges

Walking through Crescent River Park in New Orleans, I was surprised at the stark contrast between the serene riverside and the music-filled, lively streets of the French Quarter. After spending some time absorbing the happenings of Royal and Bourbon Street, the calm area beyond this bridge was much appreciated.

Some Light Reading

Hurricane Matthew caused damage to so many families, homes, and cities. I was fortunate to have a home to go back to—away from the storm—and took advantage of the time off from work to bury myself in some books while keeping an eye on several storm trackers. C U R R E N T  R E A…

Finding Light

In the past year, the world has been hit with too much conflict, violence, and pain. But it’s important to find the light in these moments of darkness–a thought that inspired these photos (taken during golden hour) and this blog post. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

New Routines

Since graduation, I’ve done quite a bit of writing, packing, moving, organizing, and thinking. Transitioning from being a full-time student to working has been far from easy but over the past few weeks, I’ve established a few new routines (mostly to occupy myself during the weekends) and spending hours in coffee shops has been one of them✌️ –happy weekend!


I spent quite a while trying to come up with a more creative title for this post, but failed to do so (😪)…but here’s a baby pineapple growing in our backyard back home!

Rainy Days

I wanted to try something a little different on the blog today, still experimenting with videos. Click on the image if you’d like to check out the clip! Have a safe & happy weekend!


The week of my graduation, some friends and I went to the Outer Banks. We had a lot planned for the three days we were there, but we decided to take one (very sunny) morning to walk on the beach. It took about an hour just to walk a few miles back and forth on the…

Spring Beginnings

It’s always easy to tell when spring is beginning–along with the blossoming flowers all around campus, this season also means springtime allergies. I sacrificed my runny nose and watery eyes to photograph the beautiful cherry blossoms that I passed on my way to class. Hope you’re all having a great week!