Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A New Semester

Spring semester started for me today, I have 4 out of 5 classes on the Tuesday/Thursday rotation. The other class is Friday mornings. As of right now, I AM ACTUALLY EXCITED. I had to capitalize that because it's a new feeling for me. Normally at the beginning of a semester I get incredibly nervous or worried. Like ridiculously so. But this semester seems different. Or maybe I have an optimistic outlook right now, but I have a feeling I can change the world this time around.

Or at least start to.

Nuit Blanche

This is possibly the most stunning short film I have ever seen. Or at least the most stunning one I have seen in a long time.

Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thinking of people who made me, me

I was recently challenged to spend 15 minutes writing down every person who has ever touched my life in any way. Whether that way was good or bad, if that person some way helped me become the person I am today, I had to write them down.

At first, this was really easy. I was writing down the major people in my life, my mom, my best friends, the girls I talk to every week, and so on. But after a few minutes I really had to think. I went back to grade school. Who were my friends then? Which teachers affected me? I went through the years of my life, thinking of memories, people I don't think about anymore.

I wrote down my ex's. I cried a little over my most recent boyfriend. I thought of the people in my life who I consider role models. The women I look up to. I wrote down the loved ones who have passed.

All in all, I ended up with 80+ names, some of whom I haven't thought about in years, some of whom I talk to on a regular basis. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the list, but it definitely made me thankful and realize how blessed I am for the amazing people in my life.

Friday, January 21, 2011


I've been meaning to write here since the beginning of the year, but I have been feeling really uninspired lately. Which is unfortunate, because the spring semester starts next week, where I will need to be creative. So in an attempt to get inspired, I browsed through some Tumblr accounts and saved things I liked. Here's a few: