I decided that I’m going to continue this monthly series wherein I upload my recent edits for the month that I won’t be uploading on my Instagram or those that I believe are worthy to be on my blog but can’t think of an appropriate topic to go along with it. I would also like to let you guys know how much I appreciate all the love you gave for my January Photodump! It makes me so happy reading your comments telling me how much you all liked it — I spent a lot of time and effort on every picture it warms my heart to know that you guys found it to be good. <3
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.
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]