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My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality // Oscar Wilde

Tag: content

// 2014, let’s do this.

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Of course I could make 1 million resolutions to be a better human–to drink less, to design more, to make my own clothing, to eat healthier, to go jogging (literally my least favorite activity), to read more than 75 books, to spend less money on things I don’t need….but I think I would like to take this year a lot like I did 2012. I am just making resolutions that will make me happier, make me smarter, and don’t have astringent guidelines. Because everyone knows that I would only eat healthy and exercise until approximately March before I broke into a McDonald’s and feasted on fifteen cheeseburgers.

Dear 2014, let’s be content. Let’s dance when we want and let’s eat more cheese than should be allowed and let’s have wine with friends (both old and new) and let’s read things that are great and also those that aren’t. Let’s have coffee and work on perfecting the at-home cappuccino and let’s enjoy every step of the grueling process of building a portfolio. And let’s visit new places full of new memories. Let’s just do it all and remember to help others when we can, and as much as possible. Let’s own up to the bad TV shows we are so fond of and let’s laugh at ourselves more than we laugh at others.

2014, I think I’m ready. To be an adult, to grow, to learn, and to be content.

 

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Once upon a time, there were resolutions. And there still are.

Remember that time I made a really long list of NYE resolutions? I think it’s time for some accountability–this is where I am, four months later. How is everyone else doing? I would love an update from all of you (I’ve seen where Allison is, so follow suit!).

Number 1:

For my first resolution, I have watched

I probably have a ton more to add, but these are the only ones I can think of for now.

Number 2:

Onward to resolution number two! Okay, so I have truthfully only made two things for this (click on the photos for the original chef’s posts!). I haven’t had time to cook at home, unfortunately. I have been eating at Amsterdam an ungodly amount of time, due to its proximity to Gnu’s Room and Faunhouse. Chipotle has been frequented, as well. Otherwise, I have some work to do. I did organize my bookmarks very well, so hopefully there will be more recipes made soon!

Number 3:

I think I’ve been a little bit more social this semester? I frequent the $1 Taco Tuesday at a local bar, have gone to a few local shows (and will be at the upcoming Boogie, if any of you would like to come, as well!), and made something for the student fashion show. It would be easier if I were taking fewer classes. There’s still more than half of the year to complete this! I’m not worried.

Number 4:

I am not a cent closer to buying a gaming system, nor having a television to play games on. Let’s skip this one for now. Maybe when I work more this summer?

Number 5:

New music searching has gone oh-so well! Here are my finds, so far. You’ve seen some of them on my Ninesday posts!

Number 6:

Where am I on my quest for NYC this coming NYE? Well…I’m paying for Bonnaroo, first.

Number 7: 

And, finally, getting back in touch with myself. It’s a long process. Apparently, I like lots of things I forgot about. And I want to do things that I’ve been ignoring for the last two years. I’ve read so many books thus far! And I’ve started writing again. I’ve met some new people that are so uplifting and encouraging–I do love them. It’s nice. Things are going well. As overwhelmed as I have been, and as frustrated as I have gotten–it is well.

Ninesday.

9. This NY street style photo has me wanting blue hair.

8. I love this video. A whole whole lot. Killer headdress.

7. Dear Mineralia, I love you & your beautiful natural beauties. I am seriously having a geode-obsessed moment, you guys.

6. The benefits of being weird, thanks to Emily Alice Walsh.

5. I’m uber excited to see Allison so that I can mimic the Tiny Pocket Tank she made. ISN’T SHE SO QT?!

4. Corrine Plain & Simple referred me to Arcade Fire’s “The Wilderness Downtown” interactive video. DO IT. It is so beautiful. This is my postcard to myself when I was young–

“You are unique.”

3. Let’s do a rewind to Eryn as a little girl–growing up in the 90s.

I had a whole lot of stretchy pants. Who needs denim when you can wear super comfortable cotton/spandex (it’s acceptable for girls under 10, I’d say)?! A large portion of my garments for my lower half were printed. Floral, stripes, polka dots…I’m pretty excited this  trend is coming back. I get to be a little girl again!

NOTE: I’ll stick to more substantial fabric than the spandex of leggings. There’s something about having pockets on the back of my pants that is kind of a necessity for me.

2. I’m still Madewell obsessed. I shamelessly copied this outfit last week. Click on the photo for “French Lessons” and be as effortlessly chic as Caroline de Maigret. Oh, AND, there’s a free playlist download.

1. Can you guys believe it is MARCH?! As in, the third month of the year?! WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE? Probably into the black hole known as the AU library. I’m a permanent fixture.