What the new instagram update made me realize

Feb 23, 2017
Instagram Collage If you're an Instagram addict like me (errm, why wouldn't you be unless you actually have a life?) you may or may not have noticed the new update which allows you to create a sort of slideshow in one post (you're able to add up to 10 photos to one instagram post and people have to swipe to view all the images). As soon as I came across the new feature, I instantly saw the potential in this in terms of being able to express myself even better through the social networking site. While I have yet to post my first instagram slideshow, I think it's going to be a treat to be able to share an Insta-photo diary of interesting places I visit or various other themes (like I said, there's a lot of potential and my creative juices are already at work thinking of ways to utilize the shiny new feature).

Another thought I had was that this is probably the direction social media/blogging is heading in. I know, blogs aren't about to die out any time soon (unless it's never updated or it's just not something people want to read- which, honestly, I'm starting to feel this way about mine despite still having a huge love for it). For 2 seconds, I even considered possibly making a slow switch to full-time "blogging" completely on instagram. With the new feature, it would be like a blog post, complete with all the photos I'd feel the need to share. Of course, I can't see myself completely abandoning this blog (that would make me sad) but I want to know what you all think? Are you still a huge blog reader? What do you think of the new instagram update? Is it pointless or does it have potential?

As always, please feel free to comment here or find me on social media

Splendor in the rain

Feb 17, 2017
"Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet..."

Uncommon things to do on rainy days

Feb 9, 2017
Photo Feb 08, 7 04 40 PM
If you're at all familiar with (most of) California's crazy boring winters, it might be weird to hear me say it's been raining tons lately. Like, literally, the whole state is as green as Ireland right now and what could be better than that. It's so exciting and I'll be the first to admit I love rain. BUT...

Even I can only take so much especially with two restless pups who want to go out and play in sunshine. I myself am starting to feel a bit of cabin fever since most days I spend studying for my online course and even though I'm thankful for the rain, I keep trying to think of things to do that I haven't done yet or need to do.

YouTubers I regularly watch (some might surprise you)

Feb 4, 2017
flatlay So it may come as no surprise that I've chosen love to be this month's theme (last month's was self-appreciation, fyi) and I've got a mountain of posts (well maybe more like a hill) to share with you about everything I love... mostly in the form of my dogs, shoes, films and well, my dogs. But, right now, I want to talk about YouTube (the only social network I can't quite bring myself to delve into other than as an anonymous viewer). I'm picky about who I subscribe to because I don't like my feed to get too overwhelming (plus, you know how addicting those "suggestions for you" videos are). I've narrowed it down to a small group I watch without fail so, please keep reading if you're curious...

Living in a Bubble: Making the most of your surroundings when traveling isn't possible

Jan 31, 2017
Untitled Let's see. It's been almost a year since I went away on a mini vacation (this includes road trips, weekend trips, you know, anything to get away from real life for just a few days). I'm currently at a place in life where I can't just pick up and go away on a fancy vacation (you know, due to adulty responsibilities and all that) but, admittedly and weirdly enough, even though I live in a tourist area where everybody comes to get away from their current locations, I have been feeling smothered and feel as if a change of atmosphere is definitely overdue.

HOWEVER. That's just not possible right now. So if you're like me, you might have to get a bit creative with the staycations (if you can even call it that). Here's a list of things I've come up with to do when you're craving a break from the monotony of the every day but can't quite hop onto the next flight to London.

The only person who can change your life

Jan 18, 2017
It's a bit weird to admit but it was only about 5 years ago that I truly realized and accepted the fact that I and I alone, am the only one who can make any change in my life. It's like you literally go from being a baby who needs to have a diaper changed every 5 minutes to a 10 year old who has to be reminded to look both ways before crossing a street and then suddenly you're 18 learning to drive (okay, okay, 16 for most normal people) and after that, you're lucky if you can survive 2 months on your own without starving to death from lack of proper cooking skills (thankfully, I love to cook). But then, the reality of life sets in. Cooking skills, people skills, driving skills aside, the thing you begin to question most is LIFE. How will you ever make it in the world? And what does it even mean to "make it"?