July 4, 2018

What's in My Bag: Travel Hand Carry Edition

Who would've thought that I'd be getting on another plane less than a year after my big New York adventure? It may seem not at all big deal to many people, but for someone who hadn't traveled much for a period of five years prior, it's something worthy of excitement in my world. And although this time around, I won't be going to someplace new, I know coming back to the place of my childhood at my age now will be an experience in and of itself. 

In preparation for the trip, my tendency to create lists has run rampant. Since I can't pack my carry-on just yet, considering that I'm still using a lot (if not all) of the things I'm planning to bring, I've decided to doodle em for ya and talk you through each item. 

June 13, 2018

From the Camera Roll

It has been quite the busy past couple months for this ole introvert. It has been a little over a year since I've convocated from university and to tell you the truth, a whole lot has changed. Having shaken off the weight of readings, projects, term papers, and exams, I have been introduced to the concept of free-time. I have been flirting with guilt-free naps and indulging in packed social schedules now that I'm no longer bound to the soul-sucking lifestyle of academia.
Throughout my years in school, I was making a beeline for graduation, with crossing the finish line and getting on a plane to New York as my saving grace. For a long while, that was what my eyes were set on. And so when August of last year came and went, I got on that very plane, and eventually had to return back to reality. It was an adjustment having to sort myself out and figure out what was next. After several months of feeling unhinged and completely lost, things eventually gave way and some semblance of a path cleared. Getting through all of that was a struggle and weighed heavily on my chest, but now that I have come out of it on the other side, I have been given new life.
Because of that, I have been given so much breathing room and so much time to just enjoy being a twenty-something year old. I've managed to thwart off my introverted tendencies of being exhausted by people and plans, and instead have found myself constantly going out, seeing the world, and doing things. I was worried that summers and life in general after my trip to New York wouldn't compare, but life has a funny way of surprising me. The month of April alone was filled to the brim with exciting things and moments worth remembering, and so I thought it was about time I do another series of 'From the Camera Roll' to give you a glimpse of what I've been up to lately.