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 +

This is super late because I haven't had the chance to sit down and think about my life b/c it's been NCLEX studying like nobodies business since December + I went to Japan/Singapore

  • 2019 was hard because I was in nursing school for all of it and tbh, I really loved it. Even tho I cried so, so much b/c it was v overwhelming, it felt good to be learning something I was actually passionate about. As much as I love art / design / being creative, it would drive me crazy when I was trying to work in that space. I've learned being hands on creative isn't my strong suit because it doesn't come easy for me but I am creative in my own ways.
  • I honestly did not do much in 2019 other than school but that's okay. I made amazing friends at school, which made me happy.
feb 7 2020 ∞
feb 7 2020 +
  • 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 +
  • Read for at least 30 minutes a day.
      • Read at least 60 books this year.
  • Practice self care.
      • Develop a better hair care routine
          • Condition hair 2x a week.
          • Deep condition once a week.
          • Shampoo every 2 weeks.
          • Purify hair once a month (apple cider vinegar).
      • Get quarterly manicures (or at least a manicure 2x a year - 1 for birthday and 1 for Christmas).
      • Read every day (see above)
      • Play video games
      • Set better bed times.
feb 7 2020 ∞
feb 7 2020 +

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 +