Monday, December 31, 2012


2012 was a year of personal development in my little corner of the world. This year, I survived my most theoretical math-based semester, discovered a passion for research, and finished all of my pesky distributional credits. More significantly, this year I learned more about life, and love, and the world.

Snowy view of Harkness from my apartment 

I moved off-campus and began a new journey on personal development. And in the past few months, I learned so much about empowerment – about standing up for what I believe in and addressing the past to get the closure to move forward. 

I thought deeply about the person I was and the person I wanted to be, where I was and where I wanted to go. Looking back, I’m entirely tickled by how much I’ve learned about myself and others.

And perhaps most importantly, I started to love myself and to truly feel grateful for my friends, family, and life.

I’m looking forward to 2013 – I hope it’ll be a year of continued growth and self-discovery, the year I step out of my comfort zone and take risks.

Happy New Year!



Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays!

Oh my, it's been a while. Hope you all are having a great holiday season :)

Here are some of my favorite holiday photos from this year: 

Kappa Formal 


Holiday dinner with my gorgeous freshman year suitemate Jen. (Her blog is here and utterly breathtaking.)

Some of the sweetest girls that I know at Yale

Eeeek!! Aren't my Bigs simply stunning?

So proud of my Big for doing so well on her senior thesis!!

Kappa Love


College style tree - must try this next year!

{ All photos but the last one are mine :)  }

Happy holidays!! (And Merry Christmas to those that celebrate it :)

Hope your holiday season is filled with joy and love.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Digital Photography

This summer I took Digital Photography, a class notoriously difficult to get into during the school year, to complete my Humanities distributional credit. Here are some of my favorites from the class.

{Nota bene: all photos in this post were taken by me and are copyrighted. Please only use with permission.}

Today was the first day of junior year. (Such a crazy thought! Freshman year seems like yesterday!)

Going into junior year, I’m terrified about my course load and anxious about the future; at the same time, I’m happy with where I am right now mentally.

This summer is what I needed in so many ways. I took some life-changing classes, started doing research, and thought a lot about how I look at the world and what I truly find interesting in life. I came to some realizations, made some tough choices, and gained some direction.

It’s going to be a tough year, but I’m ready to spend this year and the rest of my life chasing my bliss.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Interior Design: Headboard

This August, I'm moving off campus. After a housing fiasco in April, and a delay to confirm on campus housing, I started looking for an apartment in June. Luckily there were apartments near campus that were still available to rent!

Now, as I approach moving to the next chapter of my life, in my own little studio I must figure out furniture, and bedding, and small interior decorations. One top priority wish list item is a headboard. I think it's a simple thing that can differentiate dorm-style living from apartment dwelling.

Some stunning prints:

And some classic, gorgeous tufted headboards:

So many of these are DIY, and I wish I had the ability (and the time and mobility to buy materials) to make one myself.  

Some awesome ideas DIYs:


As a student, who will likely leave New Haven in two years, I face questions of price and weight when selecting a headboard. This likely means I'll find a suitable, though not ideal, one. But which one is your dream headboard?