Blog Re-Introduction and Moodboard

As you may have heard, I'm down one camera for the next few days. My precious Sony A5000 has left us too soon, and I decided to sell it for parts in hopes of making a little cash to pay for my next one. Because of this tragic event, I've been left camera-less (aka contentless) for the next few days. 

With my camera gone, motivation fell to an all-time low. I had no idea what to write about and had no pictures to show for my posts. I started thinking of possible post ideas-- and then it hit me: 

I haven't rewritten my original goal statement from when I started Sincerely, Alice one year ago.

For those who weren't there back in the Stone Ages of Sincerely, Alice: this blog was started as a way to document my travels in Japan. I was keeping tabs on my linguistic growth as well as attempting to vlog the study abroad application process. This blog was here when I got accepted, packed my bags, and hopped on my one-way flight. 

However, I didn't have any goals for when I came back from Japan. I guess past Alice wasn't worried about it, since I thought I was going to be in Japan for a year. But now, sitting here in my parents home in New York, I realize that the direction of Sincerely, Alice might seem a bit... unclear.

If we're being honest with each other, blogging has been a bit of an 'inspiration has struck so now I'm writing 1000 words' kind of deal for me. Some weeks I was bursting with ideas for posts, others I could almost see the tumbleweed travel across my monitor. Despite me pestering friends and family on a weekly basis with 'What should I write about on my blog?', blogging has given me a creative outlet that I love. 

As fellow bloggers may know, the whole blogging process can be a bit of a trainwreck sometimes, especially when life offline starts to take over, but coming back to your blog, writing a post and seeing familiar faces in the comment section makes it all worthwhile.

So, if this is your first visit to Sincerely, Alice: allow me to introduce myself. 

My name is Alice, I'm a 20-year-old girl from New York who loves learning languages, hoarding empty notebooks, taking photos and singing karaoke in the car. I'm pretty short, only 5'0, and I decided to shave the sides of my head on impulse when I was in Shin Okubo, Tokyo. 

My blog is a big glob of me and my interests, and if you're into that and want to see another post, I typically write posts every 3 days, but that really depends on when inspiration decides to strike me.

If you like learning about language learning apps, traveling, vegan food, or the daily life of 20-year-old New Yorker, you've come to the right place! I also make Youtube videos, which you'll see linked here every once in a blue moon.

I thought it would be cute to create a mood board, I've never done one of these before so bear with me. This mood board is the fancy lifestyle I aim to live, but don't reeeaaalllyyy live right now. But, it's a mood! I would say the color palette is pretty accurate, as I tend to dress in earth tones. These images are all taken off of Tumblr, on a little blog I run that's mostly just a mood board image dumping ground.

Your regularly scheduled Alice content should return next week, and I hope to be coming at you fresh-faced, churning out some new post ideas!