"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place." —Iain Thomas


NOT YOUR TYPICAL LIFESTYLE BLOG

Hello and welcome!

I'm a compulsive writer, self-taught designer, and developing brand strategist, currently seeking the meaning of life (among other things). Some of my favorite things: reading, traveling, cats, jasmine tea, minimalist design, vintage slang, soft blankets, good ramen, short poetry, miniature desserts, portmanteaus, pug socks, typography, dark lipsticks, and comfy cardigans.

I've always existed in two kind of contradictory parts. I'm a textbook Type A personality: ambitious, outspoken, restlessly searching for my next adventure, and I have opinions on everything from chocolate (it's okay in desserts sometimes but it leaves something to be desired by itself) to Comic Sans (all right, it's not a great font, but I also don't think it deserves the amount of hate it gets). I'm also fairly introverted, and more often than not my idea of a great Friday night is baking cookies, doing a face mask, and watching Netflix documentaries. I've found that the best marriage of these two parts is in writing, and I can usually be found with my passport in one hand and a Moleskine in the other. I like to write about anything and everything—the places I travel, the food I make, the things I read, and the little inklings that keep me awake at night. I also occasionally indulge in politics, linguistics, business, and social justice.

This blog was created as a way to share my thoughts, my personal projects, and other things I'm passionate about. You can click the button below to visit the blog, or you can subscribe in the box to get posts emailed to you. I hope you find something interesting here, and if you do, feel free to say hi!


CURRENT OBSESSIONS

The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt
Cedar + Stone Equinox Face Serum
Riverdale
→ lululemon Jet Pant
→ Dessert flights 

→ Microjournaling
→ Xiao long bao
→ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
→ Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thunderstruck (as highlighter)
→ Chrissy Teigen's coconut rice