i have returned…

Milestone, Monday Update
hello my lovelies…
i know it’s been far too long since i’ve uploaded a post. (so long that i’ve almost forgotten how to start one! ) AND I APOLOGIZE PROFUSELY. i promise, this blog has been on the back of my mind for some time now, and i am so excited to reconnect with all of you again.
as i wrap up my first year in college and try to reorganize, remotivate and restart this creation of mine, i’ve decided to make a few changes to really make this sphere my own again.
please bear with this post as i update you all with some of the things i learned this past year as well as a couple of changes i want to make to this blog.

… college…
can i say wow.
the lessons i learned
the experiences i had
the food i ate
the friends i made
a truly unforgettable time that I never, ever want to forget.
also i time that i found myself slowly growing distant from who i am as i tried to find who i am. which brings me to my next point:
i need this blog. i need to make it mine again.
this being said, here are a couple of changes i’ll be bringing to this little corner of my world.
i want to share my interests with you
i want to share my hobbies with you
i want to share my thoughts with you
i want to introduce new worlds to you
i want to grow with you
and to accomplish this, i’ll be posting a lot more of my photography, more lists of what i like. more recommendations that aren’t entirely centered around books.
so please bear with me as i try to make this a better embodiment of me and as i bring about changes for us.


101 followers, ramblings, and an update

Books, Milestone, Monday Update

Hello my lovely friends!

I’m so excited to announce that I have reached my first milestone of 100 followers! (101 to be exact…)


This blog that I started on a whim, has quickly turned into a favorite hobby of mine, and has helped me to appreciate and love books even more. I’m so glad to have been able to connect with all of you and to discover more facets to this corner of the internet. The two months I’ve been blogging have truly been a memorable time in my life and I’ve learned and experienced so much, (even with a month long hiatus in there somewhere)  Thank you for your support and love, and I can’t wait to expand and grow even more.

As most of you know, I will be heading off to college in five days. FIVE DAYS! Although I’m very excited, I’m also immensely nervous for the big change this entails. Through all of this, I’m excited to be bringing along with me, my love for books and blogging.

Do you  have any advice for college freshman? What are some books I should cram in before leaving? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Monday Update: 6.27.16

Monday Update, Uncategorized

Hello my lovely friends! First off, my apologies for not posting as regularly as I’d hope, the past week/weekend has just been a flurry of rehearsals, practice, *insert breakdown*, rehearsals and more practice.


I wanted to share with all of you a couple of things I’ve been up to, just to provide more insight into who I am, and to maybe excuse how I’ve been slacking. Here are a couple of things that I’ve been occupied with.

My Senior Recital


I’ve been playing piano since the age of five, and began violin at the age of ten. In lieu of having a senior party (I just graduated from high school this year), I decided to have a recital to commemorate the many hours I’ve devoted being a slave to my violin. My twin, will be performing the piano, while I focus on playing the violin. Here is the list of pieces I will be performing-I’ve linked a youtube video for each:

Beethoven’s Romanze in F

Handel-Halvorsen’s Passacaglia

B Rossette (this is an OST for an amazing Korean drama)

Elgar’s Salut d’ Amour

My brother will be accompanying me in the Salut d’Amour, and will be performing two pieces himself. Luckily, this recital is tomorrow, so I will soon be finished with the busy flurry of planning rehearsals, practicing and convincing people to come!

My Brother

Yes, the same brother who is playing at my senior recital, is also leaving the next day to begin his summer training at the Naval Academy. He will be heading out to Maryland and will begin attending a the very prestigious and renowned institution in Annapolis. No, this is not just a military base, but an academy on the same boat (haha get it?) as Westpoint.

My Trip to Korea

As I talked about in my Wordless Wednesday post, I will be flying out to Korea next week for about a month. During this time, I have scheduled a couple of posts (including tags that I have been nominated for… Yes, I do promise to post those soon!). Preparations have been frantic, as I’ve been balancing scheduling this recital and making sure everything is ready for this trip! I’ve also been trying to brush up on the Korean language lately. I am able to speak fluently, but writing and reading are still a bit shaky.

Fortunately, I’ll be able to catch up on a lot of reading during my plane ride, and I’m hoping to find some time and a computer to continue blogging, but please forgive me if I’m not as regular as before!

Work life


Normally summer means a time to read loads of books, and relax, but this year I have begun working XXXX. Because of my eight hour work days, it’s been quite the transition to balance work and play this summer. My coworkers are amazing, and I surprisingly enjoy working in a very spacious cubicle with a nice chair, heater, and green tea. Lately, things have been hectic here at work as well, and I’ve barely had time to sit down and take a short break with a book!


I truly enjoy reading your posts, commenting and discovering what books to read next! Sometimes, I get too carried away by all the amazing things everyone rights to actually post anything of my own. Fear not! I promise that as soon as everything settles down, I will be devoting as much time as possible to making sure this blog is continues to pique your interest.

In terms of books…

I am currently still reading The Time Traveler’s Wife whenever I have any down time. Even though I love to read before falling asleep, I’ve been finding myself jumping in bed, and immediately hitting the hay without the leisure of finishing a book. I cannot wait until this season of stress is over! Thank you for your patience.

Happy Readings!