Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday #15: Half A Year

Hi, y'all.  It's been about a month since I've last written a Sunday post and we have about half a year left in 2016.  I am debating giving up on this weekly-ish post, but it's the only semblance of a blogging schedule that I have.  

28.  I turned the ripe old age of 28 last week.  I like to pretend I age like a fine wine, but that's not really the case.  I took an elective year and a gap year before graduate school so I am one to two years older than my cohorts.  I definitely feel old.  Sometimes, I feel too old to have a blog because almost everyone seems to be in their early 20s.  To be fair, that was the same time I started fashion/lifestyle blogging.  My tastes have changed since there due, in large part, to necessity.  I like to think my blog reflects growth and it's more for improving photography than endless pictures of my outfits.  

CLEAN(ER) EATING.  In line with getting older, I get the sense that my metabolism is slowing down.  I am going to make a concerted effort to clean up my diet.  I have some big changes to make.  For example, snacking on fruits and vegetables instead of candy, pastries, giant bowls of cereal and instant noodles.  Yeah, my snacks are actually mini-meals.  

EISLEY.  One of the birthday presents from my boyfriend was tickets to see Eisley, the band my dreadnought acoustic guitar is named after.  I first heard their song Come Clean on the Muzak when I worked at the Gap about 9 years ago.  I am beyond excited to see my guitar's namesake live since I missed them when they played with Copeland in Los Angeles. 

24 MM. My mother sent me some money for my birthday so I purchased the Canon EF 24 mm/f2.8 STM lens.  I've been a good blogger this weekend and scheduled a few posts with images taken with this lens.  Keep your eyes peeled!


  1. Happy belated birthday :) Looking forward to seeing the photos with the new lens.

  2. Happy belated birthday fellow 28-year-old! I totally get where you're coming from amongst peers, although I didn't take a gap year, secondary education in Luxembourg is longer than in the UK so I'm 1-2 years older than everyone I went to uni with!
    Looking forward to seeing your photos with the new lens :) I looked at that one too but as I have the 40mm pancake already thought it might be surplus to requirements? Oh, and have fun seeing Eisley, <3 them xx

  3. Belated happy birthday! I am so excited for your newest lens! I wonder how your pictures will turn out! :)

  4. Happy belated birthday! I feel like such an *old blogger* with so many fresh faces popping up all the time, crazy. Can't wait to see some snaps with your new lens. Oh! And that's the beauty of cereal - it's a meal and snack all in one ;) x

  5. AHHHH Happy belated birthday Alyse!! You're going to LOVE the 24mm!!! It's my favorite lens because it's so versatile! I feel you about feeling like an old blogger, but then I look around and there are lots of bloggers in their 30s too. I'll be hitting 30 later this year and I think I felt the most anxious about it between the year before, and last year. Well, who am I kidding, I'm still somewhat anxious and hesitant about it, but part of me is like, it's probably not going to be so bad. All the people I know in their 30s say it's not bad at all, so I'm trying not to think on it too much :P