my experience with keratin treatments

A little over a month ago I decided to take the plunge and get a keratin treatment. My hair has been notoriously frizzy and unruly, but I was hesitant to part with my signature waves. When I did research into various keratin treatments I saw a lot of conflicting information online, so I thought it…

celebrating the arrival of fall

The end of September is upon us! 
Autumn is my favorite season, so every year when I see the leaves change it brings back a lot of wonderful memories as well as some bad ones. 
In particular, October is a really difficult month for me. I may have spoken about it a bit in the past but October is the …

On Graduation and Growing Up

I've been living the postgraduate life for about a week now, which means things are slowing down and hopefully blog posts are coming sooner. 
My boyfriend asked me this morning why I hadn't made a blog post about graduation and I sat there dumbfounded. In all honesty... I hadn't even th…

3 year anniversary

This post is particularly special because this event comes once a year.
March 20th, 2016 marks the day that I returned from spring break with a box of red velvet cake in hand. I brought it up under the guise that it was a cake for roommate's birthday, but I whispered to the bakery staff to wri…

New Years Resolutions: 2019

Back in the beginning of 2017, I started this blog with the intention to document my language learning progress and eventual travel abroad, but ever since I've returned since my long time stay in Japan this blog has grown and evolved to just be a reflection of myself. 
The first post I ever made…

My Planner for 2019

While browsing in a bookstore in Tokyo, I came across a planner. I was reluctant to even look in the planner section because I had just purchased one a month before, but once I saw this planner I knew I had to have it.
I made a video going into what I like about this planner now that I've been…

slowing down life

I consider myself an ambitious person.
I also consider myself to be a meticulous planner and fairly organized, but this week really threw me off my game. Seemingly without warning, midterms rolled around and I began my careful balancing act of intense studying, Japanese, two jobs and free time. I s…

When I Met You 1 Year Ago

I never knew that October 23rd, 2017 would be the day that changed my life.  October has consistently been a life-changing month for me over the past 4 years, for reasons that are both good and bad. In 2015, October was the worst month of my life and led me down the darkest path I have ever travel…

Senior Year, Welcome

I didn't believe people when they said that college would fly by. 
When I was in freshman and sophomore year I felt like I was going to be in college forever.  Living on campus puts you in this strange bubble where the only thing you know is your campus and your college friends. By the time I …