Days in DC: July 25 - 28

July 31, 2019


I have been fortunate enough to spend much of the month of July exploring the museums, restaurants, and neighborhoods of DC. In honor of all of the time I have spent in this wonderful city, I created a mini series on my blog entitled "Days in DC" where I share my favorite photographs I captured whilst exploring the city.

While I do try to divide up my photographs into categories for a more organized and visually appealing post, through this series I hoped to simply convey via my photographs my love for this city as well as share with you the people, places, and things that caught my eye and inspired me to pick up my camera and capture that special moment in time.  

I hope you find value in these photographs, and please do not hesitate to ask me in the comments about any of the hotels, restaurants, or areas I mentioned. If you would like to see more photographs from the time I have spent in DC, I have linked the other posts in this series below.

Currently: Museums of DC & Preparing for Portugal

July 23, 2019


travel

In mid August my family is departing for Portugal. My mom visited Portugal years ago and fell in love with its beautiful beaches and historic towns. Having only been two Europe twice when I was younger and I traveled with my family to Tuscany, Italy, I am beyond excited to experience European culture now that I am older and have more of an appreciation and love for travel.

Days in DC: July 17 & 18

July 21, 2019 Washington, DC, USA

100th Blog Post

July 13, 2019


After a little more than two years of writing and editing photographs for my blog, I have finally reached my 100th post.

While I could have simply chosen to create an ordinary post with no connection at all to it being the hundredth, I wanted to dedicate an entire post to this centennial marker so that I could reflect a little bit on my blog as well as be able to look back on it in future years and be reminded of what my aspirations were for this creative outlet.

Days in DC; July 4 & 5

July 11, 2019 Washington, DC, USA

How To Become a Better Reader

July 4, 2019


Reading is one of my most enjoyable pastimes. Not only do I love curling up under a pile of blankets and reading a good book, but I also feel a strong sense of satisfaction knowing that I am working my brain and learning while enjoying an interesting story. In such a digital age, it can often be hard to set aside the technology and fully emerge oneself into a book. As a student or as someone with a full time job, it can also be a challenge to put aside the time to read, and instead continuously tell ourselves that we "don't have time to read."

Reading is important not only because it is an easy way in which you can invest in your own education and pursue your curiosities and interests, but it also is extremely effective in reducing stress. I recently came across an infographic on Pinterest from CBC and the National Reading Campaign stating that reading reduces stress 68% more than listening to music, 100% more than drinking a cup of tea, and 300% more than going for a walk. 

Designer Dress Shop Volume II: Ted Baker

July 3, 2019


Today's post is volume II of a series I created in November entitled Designer Dress Shop. I was inspired to create this series upon exploring Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City and admiring all of the unique pieces and trendy fall styles that they had to offer. While I know that unless it is for a special occasion most of us are not able to go out and purchase such high end clothing pieces for often exorbitant prices, I wanted to create this series as a way to inspire any of you fellow fashionistas as well as to explore some of the latest trends that can likely be found in stores selling items for much more reasonable prices.

July: Books on My Reading List

July 2, 2019


If you have read any of my blog posts relating to my goals for 2019, you may know that I have a goal to read 16 books outside of school by January 1, 2020. So far, I have read eight out of the sixteen books, mostly during the month of June since I had little free time to read for pleasure during the school year. In order to stay on track with my reading goal, I am hoping to read around four or five books for the month of July and then a minimum of two or three books in August. 

6 Meaningful Activities to Cure Your Boredom This Summer

July 1, 2019


  

Giving your bedroom a makeover is not only great because it is a lengthy project that will take time to complete (and hence remove your boredom), but it is also a great way to freshen things up and change up your scenery. My mom and I recently spent an entire day transforming the loft in our new house into a cozy bedroom and hangout area.