I have now lived in three dorm rooms since starting college, but this summer is the first time I’ve been in a single room on my own. I put up all my room decorations that first day when I moved myself in, and it’s been fun to see how the decor I’ve accumulated since freshman year fits into one room rather than in complement with a roommate’s decor style. I did a little photo shoot of the room to show off some of the random decorations I’ve collected, and to maybe provide some inspiration for your own living space design.
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I’m definitely no art history buff, but I do enjoy going to art museums. I lived in France all through high school, and one thing I took away from the experience was a taste for art appreciation. I was impressed with how common it was to hear a people talk about the latest art exhibits in the city in the most down to earth and colloquial way. It’s unfortunate (but maybe not surprising) that many people find art in museums to be stuffy, unapproachable, or too “high-brow.” But I really believe that your experience at a museum can change drastically depending on the mentality you choose to adopt during the visit. I’ve spent many a time in museums letting myself notice the oddest things I can find in a piece of artwork. I was looking through some of my older photos when I found this great example of one of my museum exploration topics exposed through the quick photos I took on my phone as I walked around the Louvre Museum in Paris. If you’re in Paris, I’d recommend just letting yourself get lost in the Louvre – you never know what you’ll find. But no matter where you are, be playful and look for the unconventional during your next trip to the museum.
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I have this cute little friend profile/address book thing that I got in Japan when I was in middle school. I still carry it around with me, and yes, I have made my college friends fill out these profiles as well. They have all these random fill-in-the-blanks like “what is your favorite (color, animal, whatevs)” and fun “what if” questions. One of the sections asks you to list the top three things you’re into at the moment. It can be anything from a food you’re been craving recently, or a trip you took or whatever. For example, I’ve listed stuff like mittens, tea, and time with friends for this question. I loved that little portion of the profiles so much, I’ve used the “top three” as a periodic check-in for myself. I like to think it helps me be more grateful and appreciate the little things in life. It can also be a fun little conversation with friends. I’ve definitely collected book and food recommendations by asking friends for their current top three interests. I’ve decided to try out the practice in blog format, and since today is Friday, I’m gonna play with some alliteration and call it my Friday Faves. Maybe you’ll find some fun things to check out, or get inspired to try the “top three” gratitude practice yourself.
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