Wednesday, December 30, 2015

An Open Letter to 2015 Me

Wait, it's almost 2016? 

I can't believe that a new year is about to begin. I know, everyone says that every year but I truly am shocked by how fast this past year has come and gone. This fall semester was full of personal growth and life lessons that I didn't really expect to hit me this year, but they did anyway. 

Life has a funny way of throwing obstacles in your path, and to be honest, I hit a lot of those in 2015. Don't get me wrong, some amazing things occurred in 2015 for me as well, and I'm so grateful for those experiences. I think that it's important for us to reflect on our year as we bring in the next one because there is always something to learn from ourselves and the people in our lives. We NEVER stop learning. 

I thought that it would be fitting for me to write myself a letter. Now, I say it's an "open letter", but it may get specific at times, just because I want to be honest with not only myself but with you all as well. 

Before I jump into it, I just wanted to say thank you to those who supported me while I was starting my blog. You all inspire me and I needed that to stay motivated! We have almost reached 7,500 pageviews and I think that is amazing. You all are wonderful. 

So, without further ado, I hope you all can read this and perhaps reflect on your own life in a similar manner!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Autumn Photoshoot!

 Oh my gosh! Desirée is ALIVE! 
Hello my lovely readers! What can I say, it's been a busy semester for me here at college. I suppose I underestimated how difficult it would be to continue to post regularly on my blog while trying to juggle a full time college schedule. 

Here's the thing though - I LOVE blogging, I didn't think I would fall as in love with it as I have, but I'm so very glad that I took that leap of faith and dove right in! 
I just want to take a quick moment and thank you all for supporting my blog since I've started! Melodydamsel has grown to almost 7,000 page views since I've started and I'm completely blown away by that! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

So, on my Fall Break this past weekend, I got to meet up with one of my good friends Grace E Jones (she is a WONDERFUL photographer and an all around beautiful person! Please, check out her blog!) and she was kind enough to photograph me! We had a ton of fun with this fall inspired shoot. Keep reading to see the rest of the pictures! 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My Current Top Five Netflix Shows!

Alright, so here's the deal - I'm a college student. I don't have to tell you that I spend an admittedly large amount of my free time binge watching Netflix! Sometimes, after a long day of classes, it's nice to unwind while watching my favorite tv show or movie. 

With such a large selection, Netflix quickly became very popular across the globe. There's something for everyone to enjoy, and it's very affordable! Personally, I enjoy it because I don't have a tv in my dorm room, so I just use my laptop instead (good ol' accessible wifi). In fact, I have an ever growing list of favorite shows that I'd love to share with you today! Don't worry - I'm going to limit it to my current top five (in no particular order). 

Without further ado, here are My Current Top Five Netflix Shows! 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award!

Hello everyone! A while ago I was nominated by the wonderful & beautiful Sarah from Scarlet State to do the Sisterhood of the World Blogger tag. This award is for bloggers and given by bloggers, so it's great to go ahead and do the tag! (Plus they're super fun and your readers get to find about more about you!)

Without further ado, let's get started! 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Five Ways to Start Pursuing Your Dreams

"We are the dreamers of dreams....of the world forever it seems." -Arthur O'Shaughnessy 

Sometimes, it can be scary to dream. When things seem illogical we often times will shy away from it - however, when it comes to dreaming we have to keep our eyes and mind wide open. 
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do with my passions and talents. For so long, I decided that those things could only stay in my head because they were "too far out there" or "too frightening" - but no more. I'm choosing to go full steam ahead and you should too! 

Here are Five Ways to Start Pursuing Your Dreams!