by Isabelle

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


I'm thinking about pasta. I'm thinking about pasta and Christmas. Pasta, Christmas, and knitting. While the association among these concepts seems stretched, a single word draws them together: protection. These words connote warmth, the familiarity of home. This is not to say I miss home as a result of boredom or sadness, but the feeling of disengagement. Afraid my introverted demeanor will reveal itself, I strive to promote an outgoing personality. This facade only grows tiresome. Though the desire to feel grounded is presented as a cliché at best, my need to find a center is certain. Seeking this pleasure in the recognizable aspects of my previous life, I want to revert back into myself, enjoying the simple happiness of a night in watching The Barefoot Contessa.

I want comfort. I want security. Assurance.
If that made any sense.

sans titre by JuliaBrekotkina

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Early Thoughts

Sitting in a local coffee shop on a Sunday morning, drinking a cup of cappuccino, desperately wishing they had almond milk. It's been awhile since I've revisited this writing space. Pleading a busy schedule isn't a fair excuse, because I've had little other to do than keep up with the slow pace a typical summer job provides. As always though, I'm pondering the meaning of my existence. As the days grow closer to when I leave for college, the pressure of deciding what I want to do, what I'm supposed to do, is becoming eminent. Yes, as always this is me dramatizing everything, but without irrational tension would we ever accomplish anything?

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Beginning Anew

Dear Readers (the few, though dedicated),

I'm sure you've noticed the infrequency of my recent posts. No, I have not forgotten my blog, it's the opposite really. My thoughts are never absent of its nagging voice, begging me to return. This makes the project sound like an obligation, and sadly, that's what it's become. I began writing my blog to explore my inner thoughts and emotions, producing content for the sole purpose of understanding who I am. As the blog progressed though, I found that I was simply regurgitating content that could be found elsewhere on the web. No longer was I offering personal and profound thoughts. I want this blog to be a place where others can feel inspired and where I can discover my meaning, writing for its true purpose of self-acknowledgement and epiphany.

Because of this, I will no longer be posting every weekday. I feel that it is important I honor my belief that quality trumps quantity. I hope you continue to visit as avidly as you wish, and thank you for the continual support you have offered throughout.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Feeling Bright

Though the temperatures have dropped slightly (okay, significantly), I'm still inspired by summer colors in landscapes, clothing, and food. Oh the beauty of summer...

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer Work Wear

With temperatures reaching record highs this past weekend (and my first day at my summer job next Saturday), I began thinking about what I'd wear to work. What would be both appropriate and comfortable in the unbearable heat? I've decided on a neutral palette (so as not to detract from the store's merchandise) and formal shorts and sandals. The above look exemplifies what I'm looking for. Thoughts?

Photo Source

Friday, May 31, 2013

A Random Find

Specializing: the act of making something suitable for a specific purpose. I think the randomness of this week can be simply summed up in my discovery of this blog distinctly dedicated to posting pictures of President Obama eating snow cones.
Random, but I love it.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Countryside Getaway

In brainstorming ways to spend my summer, I've considered many books, movies, and restaurants to try. However, in addition to spending many lazy days by the pool, I've fantasized about various getaways too expensive for my lacking budget. Nonetheless, the above farm in Stuyvesant, New York boasts a painting studio perfect for artful meditation and an expansive kitchen.
Ah, one can dream...

New York Vacation Real Estate
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