Monday, April 21, 2014

Catching Up

I can't even count the number of times I have stopped and started up with this blog again. I've got a Tumblr, (which you should all follow, by the way; just click here), but I figured it was time to get back into the swing of things with Blogger.

To update everyone, I've been great. Busy, but great. The semester is coming to an end, which I could not be more excited about, and it is almost time to get out of this crazy college town that I'm in.

Morgantown has been good to me, but it's time to move on to bigger, better things, which I could not be happier about.

Recently, one of my friend's fathers offered me a page in his home improvement magazine; it is a small magazine within West Virginia. While it is just a small publication, it's a step in the right direction. I'm a strategic communications student, emphasizing in public relations, and I hope to one day work for a publication. I love writing, and this small accomplishment is the first step in doing what I love to do.

I do pay much more attention to my Tumblr, as I have spent much more time establishing it over the years, but I will attempt to update this page as much as possible, giving you all a a little insight on my life, with a little fashion and inspiration along the way.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

back at it

Hm, it's been a bit since I've posted on here and I'm feeling like I need to post again, but what about?
I hope all of you had a lovely Christmas and New Year's, and a good holiday season in general.

I had a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year's Eve/Day myself, and I could not be happier. I spent about half of my Christmas break with family at home, then headed back to school and spent the remainder of break with my wonderful boyfriend.

Currently, I am sitting on the couch, blogging, exploring the internet, downloading music, and watching my boyfriend play GTA. I'm snuggled underneath a blanket and I've got a nice, hot cup of green tea sitting beside me. What more could I ask for?

Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Christmas Overview

To put it simply, I had a wonderful Christmas, and it is still continuing into this weekend. I always start Christmas with my mother. My brother and I spend Christmas Eve at her house, waking up to start the day with her as well with breakfast and gifts, then head to my father's house for more food and presents. (My parents are divorced, if you have not already guessed from this post). 

This Christmas was a success, while I did receive much of what I asked for. But even more importantly, I have an incredible family and I am so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people on a daily basis, especially during the holidays. I realize more and more each day how truly lucky I am to have the life that I have, and I could not be more thankful for it or the people I am surrounded by.

I am currently visiting family up north to finish off this holiday season. More food, more presents, parties, and people. I love the holidays. They are just so festive and full of love, and I love being able to spend this much time with the ones that I love the most. 

This coming Monday I will leave again for school so I can spend New Year's Eve with my wonderful boyfriend, which I am looking forward to immensely. This is the first time I've spent this much time away from him since a few months ago, and I must say, I miss him dearly. I am looking forward to exchanging gifts with him and I am especially looking forward to bringing in the new year with him. I just feel so blessed and thankful to be able to have a man like him by my side, especially during the holidays (and always).

I just feel so blessed in general to be able to spend the holidays with such wonderful people, and I truly am thankful for this wonderful life of mine. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Back in the yoga studio; such peace and serenity

So, I've been on Christmas break for a couple of days now, but I've really just been lounging around, not getting much done. Before college, I was always in the yoga studio (Ashtanga, for those of you who may be wondering). I was practicing 4-6 days a week, then I got to college and it all kind of, well... stopped. For me, even just being in the yoga studio, surrounded by good people, in a serene setting, of course smelling of incense, just gives me great vibes altogether. I could just spend a day in the studio without even practicing and still be completely satisfied with my day.

But tonight I decided to head to the studio and begin practicing again, and let me tell you, it felt great. I walked into the studio and immediately felt at home. It smelled wonderful, was warm, and I was greeted immediately by wonderful people. By no means am I trying to brag or exaggerate, but the yoga studio just feels like a second home, and I had forgotten how good it felt to be back after so long.

It was a Mysore class, which I was nervous about going back to simply because it had been so long since I practiced at all, but I was just fine. I went through primary series, getting tired rather quickly, but feeling good the whole way through. I finished my practice with rest pose (as always) and felt great after making my way through the series.

I got up feeling refreshed and happy to be back in such a wonderful atmosphere. I then ended my night getting a late dinner with my mom, a good family friend, and one of our friends from the studio, and now I am here, sitting in bed, writing this post about how wonderful my evening was.

I am extremely happy I got myself up to go to yoga, and I am looking forward to heading back to the studio over my Christmas break, as well as getting back to school to check out the Ashtanga studio in town.

I had forgotten how much I loved yoga, and how much peace, happiness, and serenity it brought me.


What am I currently doing? I am sitting on the couch with one of my dogs, thinking of what to write for this post. I just finished decorating the Christmas tree and putting up last minute decorations, and now I'm contemplating whether or not I want to go out and get my hair and nails done. They need to be done, but this rainy weather makes me so lazy. 

I love when I start a new post. A blank page to me is an open canvas, ready to go. You can write whatever you feel and post whatever you wish. Writing is a form of expression that I don't think people take full advantage of. They look at it as a task; something else to do that isn't high on their priority list. 

Anyway, I'm sitting and relaxing for now. While I do love being home and being with family, I wish I was snuggled up next to my boyfriend with hot coffee or tea, maybe baking Christmas cookies and of course watching Christmas movies. The holidays are such a wonderful time to be with family and friends. I just wish I could have everyone that I love in the same room all at once. 

I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season!

fresh start with a new blog

I have been on Tumblr for years, building up the only blog I've known for so long. But today I decided to branch out from Tumblr and start a new page. My Tumblr has a pretty strict direction; fashion, art, etc, and I feel like at this point it'd be hard to break that mold, so I started this; My Life in Writing. 

I enjoy writing very much, I'm also good at it, and have found even over this past semester that is serves as a positive outlet for me, so here goes nothing. This blog will serve as my place to write about whatever I please (to an extent), and will give me the freedom to post what I like, what inspires me, and anything else that I feel I need to without being within the mold of my other blog, which is fashion.

I am looking forward to having this freedom to post what I please. Read it if you wish, if not, that's fine too. I am just happy to be writing without being controlled by the restrictions of my other blog, aka fashion.