December 7, 2018

You know how there are some women out there who have lovely skin and we all love and hate them at the same time? 

Er, rather, there is Photoshop that makes larger-than-life billboards with flawless skin? Maybe you're the girl or guy who has never struggled with acne or big pores, or red spots, and good for you! Be grateful! 

I've struggled with acne since 6th grade. It has never been quite as bad as it was in Middle School (if you put my 6th Grade picture next to any other school photo y...

November 26, 2018

One thing I found myself repeating constantly on my trip was "whoa. wow. everything is so huge." 

It was probably incredibly annoying and unnecessary, but nothing can prepare you for the absolute grandeur and hugeness of every structure in Paris. The Eiffel Tower: you have seen photos. You think you know what to expect, right? It's big, sure, but you've seen photos. But then, walking up to it, you can't help but be overwhelmed and realize that not a single photo could ever do justice to its vast...

November 24, 2018

 I am not a good photographer, but every once in a while I'll look at a photo and think, "dang Syd. Good on ya."

It is very difficult to explain my near-obsession with France. It's even harder to try and explain the importance this first trip to this country had for me. 

In 6th grade I decided I wanted to become fluent in French. Then I just... did. And that was that. 

So the steps between me buying a ticket to Paris, planning the trip, getting on the plane, then stepping into the county, the ever-...

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