I’ve received a lot of good feedback on my collages and some people are requesting that I do a tutorial on how I do it. And because I like sharing stuff with you guys (and that I’m always on the look out for new content), I caved in! Three years ago, I didn’t even have the slightest idea on how to put together something like this. When I came across Pauline‘s blog and saw her collages, I knew I wanted to do something like it for myself. Years after, I’m collage-ing my way through my gap year. My process is actually just very simple, it just takes a lot of patience and creativity. You guys ready? Here we go.
It’s been a long time since I last posted something. I’ve been stuck in a rut lately (which I will explain at the end of the month through my gratitude list). I’m out of topics to write about, and I’m out of words to put into words what I’m feeling at the moment. I guess I’m just uninspired? But I’m now more appreciative of how much music affects my mood. I’ve been giving extra effort to feel happy and upbeat and these are the songs that are helping me keep the bad and blue vibes away.
Part of my goals for this year was to create a gratitude list each month so I would have something to look back on by the end of 2017. This is also the reason why I’m going to end my Friday’s 10 Happy Things because I keep forgetting to publish the post or I don’t get to finish the list. These are what I am thankful for this month of January.
I have so much photos that I do not know what to do with. They’re still piled up in my phone thinking I could use them for Instagram but we all know how curated our feeds go so I couldn’t just put everything. For starters, my chosen filter doesn’t go well with the photo. The other times, it’s just too brown or too blue or too less airy for my liking. At the moment, I like my Instagram to look kinda retro with warm tones, saturated blue skies, and a slight yellow highlight. So I decided I should just make a photodump of the pictures that I won’t be using for my Instagram.
Part of my goals this year is to read AT LEAST one novel every month. I say one because I’m saving up for other stuff (i.e. travel) and I didn’t want to get used to e-books because having my own personal library is still part of my dream. I want to keep on building my shelves and e-books are not the way to do that. Physically holding a copy, sniffing the freshly bought book smell, and just curling up in a corner getting lost in another world is a feeling that I personally yearn for. It’s been such a long time since I last did that and I miss it. For the past year, it has been difficult for me to concentrate on something and this is my way of remedying that.
If you told me a year ago that I would actually be interested in beauty stuff, I would have laughed at your face followed by an eye roll and a death stare. As a child, I have always disliked being made up — my older sister can attest to that. I hated putting make up on my face and I never even bothered with skincare. The first time I used lotion was during my freshman year in highschool (even though my mom always bugged me about it), and my first time to really use a facial wash was during my freshman year in college. Can you believe how much of a noob I was?
It’s always been part of my goals to be financially literate and responsible. I didn’t want to be that kind of person who lives a life of luxury through her parents’ bank account. I wanted to be able to save up for myself and buy the things I wanted to have because my parents are already spending so much on my schooling. Part of my goals for this year is to have a travel and book fund. [RELATED: 2017: Go-Getter]