Elias ♡

Patience! Diligence!

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In which I did a bunch of things in the last 3 months that I had been putting off for a while:

1. I had lunch with Elias waaaaay back in August and we caught up over a ton of Korean food. I haven’t been very good about meeting up with friends and it had been a long time since we last saw each other, but as always, it was easy to pick up right where we left off. SCANDALOUS CONVERSATION FOR HOURS ♡

2. Had all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled and it was a rather miserable experience.

3. I picked up swimming this summer!!! Or rather, resumed swimming after not doing so regularly since I was in high school. It was exhausting the first two weeks and I could barely do a lap without wanting to keel over, but it became a lot easier the more I did it (like all things right?). It’s taking a lot of self-motivation and determination to continue with it since I go in at 6AM and it’s really a struggle keeping myself from crawling back into bed. I fell back into bad habits this month when the pool was closed for cleaning, and I could feel my health getting weird so I really have to push through with starting again this week now that the pool has re-opened. It’s going to be such a test when winter rolls around. Check this membership out! Full access to all the rec centers in NYC for $25 if you’re 18 – 24 years of age. It’s a great opportunity and so much cheaper than a gym membership.

4. Working on my eyebrows, working on my hair. I’m trying to get over the heebie jeebies that plucking gives me so it’s a slow journey, but it’s happening!! I also officially gave up on heat styling and trying to learn how to manage/love/baby my natural hair.

5. Job apps. haha. sigh.

6. Read more books, watched more movies, listened to more music (‘High Society’ – summer mix & “It’s you, entire” – part 1 of a series of songs about love)

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50mm ♥

50mm ♥

I cashed in some of my Citi Reward points for a few Amazon gift cards and snagged the sweet Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II for only $13. It was a little birthday present for myself hehe. It’s taken me some time learning to deal with the cropped image (maybe I should have gone for a 30mm $___$), but I think I’ve got the hang of it! I’m still a little embarrassed that I need to get up and step away so far from the table to shoot things in public, but I must learn to DEAL. I spent the last two months shooting with it and other than the beautiful soft focus, I really appreciate how lightweight it is. HAHA my priorities! But honestly, it’s seriously no fun carrying a 1.5lb camera around especially because I’m one of those people who carry a humongous bag. It really is such a lovely lens and I completely understand why people adore it. I’m a bit worried about the build (it’s mostly plastic), but having spent only $13, I’m sure it won’t break my bank if I had to replace it – fingers crossed nonetheless because I love it!!! Mini life update and photos after the cut! Read More