From June, 2018

What a Difference Fresh Air Makes

It’s quite astounding to me the difference fresh air can make on your mental state, as well as your physical state. Standing in the fresh air, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and it’s concrete jungle, I can breathe. Being so out of touch with nature really leaves room to forget about…

Best Fried Shrimp Tempura

This weekend Piata Opereii, in Timisoara, has been hosting a food truck festival with live bands on a small stage they had set up, and delicious food. From tex-mex (in Romania!) to traditional Romanian ice-cream, to the most amazing shrimp tempura I have put into my mouth. On the left is me with a HUGE apple flavored (that’s why…

I am a Fraud.

For the past couple of days I’ve been having a pretty serious identity crisis. I honest to god don’t know who I am anymore. Which is ironic considering that just a couple of posts ago I was preaching about having to be more authentic (it’s a process I suppose). On this blog I’ve been pretty honest. Posting the pictures I took of myself (or someone else took for me) and writing about things I was genuinely thinking about. So my blog is honest – probably the most honest thing I’ve put out on the internet recently (besides my youtube, which I’m kind…

Embroidered Dress

This week I am visiting my best friend in Timisoara, Romania which is my hometown. In these pictures is Piata Unirii (Union Plaza), which over the past five years has gone a serious renovation. Timisoara has won the cultural capital of Europe for the year of 2021. So the whole town is buzzing with activities…

Runner’s High is Real

As I’ve progressively started being more active, to the point where I even committed to a three month gym membership, I start to understand all those people who are fitness addicts. Runner’s high is real. Exercise does feel good.  I actually enjoy a light jog, or an hour full of non stop movement. This isn’t something new.…

Routine

Since I have been in Romania I have started, freshly showered, mask on, setting myself up in the kitchen to brew a tea and self reflect. I tend to write in my journal, write blog posts, or watch youtube videos while sipping on some combination of a “sleepy time” tea usually mixed with mint and/or…

Authenticity

Guilty! At times I get a bit so caught up in what “image” I am trying to put up that I stop doing and being who I am in order to portray something that is expected of me. Reality isn’t pretty. Reality isn’t camera ready, or constantly happy. Most of all social media isn’t real.…

Graphic Portraits

  I had to create a cover for my graphic design portfolio, here are the cover’s I ended up designing! I ended up choosing the bottom right design.

Stop Planning Everything

Real talk – I try to plan everything to the second. It’s obsessive perhaps, that I want to know and plan out every single detail of my life – what I do, where I go, who I am – Instead of actually being in the moment. This constant planning, when it’s just planning and not…

Self Portraits

“The difference between how you look and how you see yourself is enough to kill most people. And maybe the reason vampires don’t die is because they can never see themselves in photographs or mirrors.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted I find it interesting that taking a selfie is so frowned upon and stigmatized, yet when artists painted…