Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I'M BACK!! + 50 Facts About Me for 2015 // GENERAL

Hello all! My blog has been pretty quiet due to college + work + family stuff taking up most of my time but I'm back and ready to continue with this lovely little space of the Internet. I think a great way for us to get reacquainted would be a nice 50 Facts About Me post! Keep reading for more :]

1. My first name is Elizabeth but my most of my friends call me Lizz.
2. I am a Gemini sun sign with an Aquarius rising/ascendent and Scorpio moon sign.
3. I'm also an INFJ (so I'm not as chatty as most Gemini's).
4. If you couldn't tell from that last fact I'm really into astrology.
5. I'm not really sure if I fear anything but I get teary eyed thinking about being without my family and I get super freaked out around bugs. Especially spiders. Me + Spiders = no bueno.
6. I am one of four children. I have two sisters and a younger brother.
7. I am 20 years old.
8. I was born on a Friday.
9. I place my glasses on the windowsill of my bedroom every morning.
10. Autumn is probably my favorite season.

11. Although I don't really like picking favorites, I think they are too exclusive.
12. Three things I love are hanging out with my siblings, traveling and connecting with people.
13. I went to see Jurassic World in 3D opening weekend and it was phenomenal.
14. The last song I listened to was "Work Song" by Hozier.
15. I have been keeping journals/notebooks/sketchbooks since elementary school.
16. I think pretentiousness and ignorance are the most unattractive traits in a person.
17. I have zero tattoos (probably the fickle Gemini in me) and my only piercings are my ears.
18. Confession: I've lived in New Jersey almost all of my life but have never been to the Jersey Shore.
19. I don't have any pets currently but I would love to have some in the near future.
20. I'd say I'm pretty talented at writing and drawing.

21. I love to read.
22. I have a pretty large magazine collection (which I'm hoping will grow even bigger).
23. I can spend hours just watching funny Vine videos and laughing the day away. 
24. The book that inspired me to start journaling/writing/keeping a diary was Amelia's Notebook by Marissa Moss which I read in the second grade. 
25. My dream career would involve traveling, drawing, reading, writing, editing, photographing, creating stuff and communicating with people.
26. I love experimenting with makeup and skincare.
27. I'm currently trying to figure out the best routine for my oily/acne prone skin.
28. More often than not I'm referred to as "the quiet one".
29. My taste in trap music tends to surprise people.
30. I despise trips to the dentist.

31. I am the worst when it come to maintaining my natural nails and hair but I'm getting better at it.
32. I didn't get my drivers license until I was 19.
33. I did ballet for a little bit when I was in second grade.
34. I still get excited when I see squirrels or deer in my front yard.
35. I'm not really into sports but I'm slightly obsessed with hockey players, particularly the Chicago Blackhawks, the Philly Flyers, The Dallas Stars and The Montreal Canadiens.
36. I watch a lot of television.
37. I'm not very good at watching the entire season of TV shows, even my favorite ones.
38. That being said, I haven't missed a single episode of Teen Wolf on MTV and I'm super excited for the new season.
39. I think the people who make fan photo edits, compilation videos, gifs, etc. on Tumblr and Youtube for TV shows/fandoms deserve an award.
40. I love getting letters, cards and packages by postal mail and I'm looking for a way to do it more often.

41. I think it would be pretty cool to have a pen pal from another country.
42. I'm (slowly) learning to not judge myself.
43. I am a (slightly struggling) vegetarian who hopes to become an amazing vegan on day.
44. I'm kind of obsessed with taking pictures flowers and posting them on my Instagram.
45. I'm kind of obsessed with Instagram in general.
46. I had braces throughout most of high school.
47. I didn't really enjoy high school at all.
48. I have been wearing glasses since the 5th grade.
49. Every year I try to get the frames bigger and rounder.
50. One of my goals this summer is to get back into making art every day.

Well that's all...for now at least. Make sure to leave one fact about yourself in the comment section!


Monday, February 16, 2015

.01 - poetic moments // MIXTAPE

A little 8tracks playlist I made from songs I've been listening to from December '14 to February '15. Hope you enjoy! Be sure to leave me song recommendations in the comments! :]

.01 - poetic moments // mixtape - chill songs for your long drive home, drinking tea in the evening, sitting in coffee shops, calm drawing sessions or lulling yourself to sleep. indie, alternative, folk rock with a dash of r&b.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bon Voyage 2014 + 4 Actions To Bring Into 2015 // LIFESTYLE

As the year comes to a close I can only be grateful for the good and the bad. From the new beginnings that taught me universal life lessons to the weird endings to situations that no longer served their purpose.

It's strange to think back to things that happened in February as it feels like an entirely different year altogether. Maybe it's being in college and everything being separated by semesters or maybe it's just my memory but everything feels like it happened so long ago.

Every year I think I've learned all there is to learn and every year I learn a little bit more than the last. 

One thing that I've learned this year is that writing really helps. It helps especially when I skim back through my Moleskine's and see how many goals have actually come to fruition. I think that's something to be proud of and something to continue doing in 2015.

When I was looking for a title for this post I opened up the dictionary app on my computer and searched words that mean 'goodbye' or 'farewell'. I came upon the beautiful phrase of 'bon voyage'. The french phrase originated in the late 17th century and literally means "good journey". What a beautiful way to end 2014. Not with feelings of regret but with sincere hope for the future. I wish you all a good journey on your way into the new year.


Here are some actions that I want to bring into the new year. Be sure to tell me some of your own in the comments!

1. Patience
I hope to be more patient in the new year, with myself and with others.

2. Persistence 
I hope to be persistent with my goals, my dreams, my morals and values.

3. Practice
I hope to practice my craft more often. I haven't practiced as much as I wanted to with my art recently but I am grateful for the times that I did practice and got to feel the wonderful elation of creating art.

4. Peace
I hope to bring peace into the new year. I hope all of you find peace in the new year as well.

Cheers. Smile a little :]