• Read for at least 30 minutes a day.
      • Read at least 25 books this year.
  • Study smarter not harder.
      • Try to pay as much attention in class as possible. If unable to concentrate, begin writing up slides in notebook during class.
      • Watch rewind the day of class and add notes to slides.
      • Spend less time typing notes this semester and more time writing down notes.
      • Only type up notes if written down and there is a lot of information that needs to be organized.
  • Practice self care.
jan 5 2019 ∞
jan 7 2019 +

i did a favorites post back in 2009, almost 10 years ago. so naturally, i thought it was time for an update :)

  • the smell of coffee
  • christmastime in nyc
  • large boxy, grandpa sweaters
  • cozy bookstores
  • science fiction & fantasy & "chick lit" books
  • snowy days
  • video games with complex stories
  • small poignant tattoos
  • the mediterranean lifestyle
  • month long stays in europe
  • hobonichi techo
  • washi tape & other cute stickers
jan 11 2018 ∞
jan 11 2018 +
  • ramla bay, malta
  • my bed, and any sources of comfort
  • caffe bene (or what once was, in my hometown)
  • coffee shops on weekdays
  • christmas time in nyc
  • airport magazine stores
  • bookstores and libraries, any location where there's mountains of books and spaces to sit
  • cozy bars with exposed brick
aug 25 2016 ∞
feb 4 2017 +

So this year in review is going to be a little bit different from my other years in review because of how different this year is compared to the other years. This is also the first year I’m not posting these on the 31st of December.

  • All of 2018 I was in school so most of my memories of this year involve studying lol.
  • I also now understand what it means to be passionate about something. All throughout college and working at SSTK I could care less what I was doing. But now, through nursing, I feel like I’m pouring my soul into it because it sort of lights a fire in me?? I’m not sure how to explain it more than nursing excites me way more than anything I’ve ever done.
  • This year I’ve made a lot of friends, which is great. I’ve felt like throughout the course of my college career I had a...
jan 5 2019 ∞
jan 5 2019 +
  • music journal
  • paste book
  • art history journal
  • personal data journal
  • book journal
  • school planner; focus on hw, nursing school applications, etc.
  • daily thoughts / diary - ?
  • (finally) documenting my 2010 trip to turkey
  • documenting weekends
jan 1 2017 ∞
nov 17 2017 +
  • mason jars to place pens
  • desk organizer
  • book shelf 2.0 in living room
  • mounted shelving in bedroom
  • corner rounder cutter
  • stamp block
jan 31 2017 ∞
dec 31 2017 +

cute names that i would consider naming a baby if i were to get over the mindset of babies = gross.

  • charlotte
  • olivia
  • penelope
  • mia
  • theodore
  • jason
  • noah
  • liam
  • james
  • eleanore
  • lily
  • june
  • luna
  • brian
  • oliver
  • antigone
  • apollo
  • august
nov 11 2016 ∞
jan 3 2018 +
  • V for Vendetta
  • Watchmen
  • Mars
  • Battle Royale
  • Persona 3
  • I am a Hero
  • Death Note
  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
may 3 2013 ∞
dec 31 2017 +
  • You have the ability to dig beneath the surface and read people and situations accurately. You are incredibly observant, and that makes your thought process both deep and complex. You don't take things for what they may seem to be at first sight and you have the gift of perception beyond the naked eye. You understand human actions, relationships, and body language exceptionally well, but you also have a strong understanding of books, art, and anything expressive that requires prolonged explanation
  • problem solver
  • highly empathetic -- to the point where i routinely feel others embarrassment, pain, fears, etc. potentially a fault but also a strength.
dec 16 2014 ∞
may 22 2016 +
  • washi tape cutter
  • mini stamp set
    • frixion mini stamp set
aug 7 2017 ∞
aug 7 2017 +
  • this month has started off amazing. I was in SF for the first few days of the new year and got to see:
    • muir woods (we climbed one hell of a mountain and that was exciting).
    • painted ladies (my marykate and ashley olsen obsessed self from ages 5 - 13 was pleased)
    • ate both bad and good mexican food in SF. the bad food was surprisingly in the mission
    • ate a lot of burmese food since there are no burmese restaurants in NY
    • climbed the lyon st steps.
    • ate tacolicious tacos, a chain but i liked it!
    • watched dogs at dolores park while eating morning buns. dolores park was my favorite because of all the dogs.
jan 5 2019 ∞
jan 5 2019 +

study tips to definitely implement!!

  • type up notes written in class directly after class ends.
  • create a study playlist (kpop, indie, & hiphop)
  • bring noise canceling headphones everywhere

school supplies

  • 3 binders
  • 6 notebooks
  • 2 packages of loose leaf paper
  • post-it notes
jan 24 2018 ∞
mar 23 2018 +
  • become a yoga &/or pilates instructor
  • learn to drive a car
  • take a photo at the itsukushima shrine in japan
  • buy kpop merch in korea
  • stay at a bungalow in the maldives (or anywhere else there's a bungalow)
  • join a water polo club
  • get back into swimming (find a good swim club)
jan 4 2016 ∞
aug 10 2016 +

music that's been on repeat this year, mostly uplifting since 2016 has been the exact opposite.

  • the weeknd, starboy
  • the weeknd, beauty behind the madness
  • oh my girl, pink ocean
  • beyonce, formation
  • red velvet, russian roulette
  • bts, blood, sweat, & tears
  • amy winehouse, back to black
  • chance the rapper, coloring book
  • m.i.a & zayn malik, freedun
  • justin bieber, purpose (lol)
  • sia, cheap thrills
  • desiigner, panda
  • dnce, cake by the ocean
  • kanye west, famous
dec 1 2016 ∞
dec 12 2016 +