This time last year, I had the immense pleasure of traveling through Ireland with a gaggle of my closest girlfriends. It was a gratifying and unique experience that I am so grateful for. I used to not necessarily consider myself travel-savvy and also was never known for my ~ street smarts ~, so it's always … Continue reading selections from my travel journal from my trip to ireland
In December of 2018, I had the extreme pleasure of taking a cruise with one of my best friends (and two of her closest friends from college) that docked in Havana, Cuba for one day each. The world feels large and unconquerable when you survey it swaying in the middle of the ocean, but I … Continue reading things i don’t want to forget about cuba
Before I went to Firefly Music Festival, my good friend Alexa told me she could not wait for me to have the experience because as a seasoned festival-goer, she has not found a place that makes her feel more self-assured and at peace. Alexa has a vested interest in this scene and I wanted to get … Continue reading festival fashion basics from a not so festival basic
In an effort to make my online presence as a writer a bit more cohesive, I will be taking pieces of mine published on various platforms and adding them to my LipLiner portfolio. Next up is a piece originally published for HerCampus SUNY New Paltz in December 2015 -- "on being present". Enjoy! Though Vincent Van Gogh’s grave … Continue reading on being present
My grandma has lived with my family for as long as I can remember. She actually used to live in the room that is now mine. But during the winter months, she goes to Virginia to visit my family for the holidays. The other day, I was scrolling through Facebook and the most adorable photo … Continue reading my grandma is the best
¿Cómo se dice "Throwback Thursday" en español?
Happy Monday, everybody! To help you ease into the new week, today I present to you a nice, short ditty. I'll cut the preamble and get right to the part I want you to remember: A couple of days ago I was training someone at work, and throughout the duration of the shift, she hit … Continue reading a short anecdote to tell you we’re all learning
So about the title...I guess local is relative to your location-- let's call this segment cheap and local(ish). Moving on... Coincidentally, on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester (aka the reality of my graduation officially being cemented) I found myself in New Paltz visiting a friend. While roaming around, I wandered into Barner Books, … Continue reading cheap + local: barner books
Today's Monday just really feels like a Monday. I'm tired and the day has barely begun for me. I don't want to focus on the fact that I have to be at work in 45 minutes, or on this blog post for that matter. No, my mind is focused on days where I wasn't eye-level with … Continue reading let’s daydream
A look at an impressive work of art on the cusp of the Catskills.