I moved to Nashville over three years ago, or more accurately, I moved to Franklin, Tennessee. The combination of being a homebody and working in the opposite direction of Nashville admittedly has kept me from experiencing a lot of the Nashville culture. This year I’ve made an effort to experience more of this amazing, popular city that I call home! 12th South Ave. is one of the areas I’ve visited a lot this summer. I will admit most of those trips were night trips to indulge in some of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream after an evening out at the movies or on a date; however, even in the daylight there is… Keep Reading
In today’s world, no one is a stranger to the “selfie.” It’s nearly impossible to be on any social media platform without seeing multiple selfies from friends and strangers alike. One google search of “selfie craze” brings up multiple articles analyzing the why behind selfies. I think one of the biggest arguments is whether or not selfies are self-expression or self-absorption. I tend to believe selfies are self-expression. Self portraits are nothing new! Artists have committed time and energy for centuries creating self-portraits. Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and more have their self-portraits in museums. Frida Kahlo‘s entire artistic career revolved around paintings of herself, expressing her thoughts and feelings. I also am… Keep Reading
January is the start of a new year. A lot of people start out the new year with “resolutions.” I usually don’t make any new year’s resolutions. This is mostly because of the stereotype that resolutions will inevitably fail to become habits. This year, however, I found a few things that I did want to change. Therefore, I mentally set some goals for myself, but with the mentality that these goals were not new years resolutions. I don’t want to set myself up for failure after all!