Guys, I believe I may or may not have just found a new obsession.  Well, maybe "obsession" is a little hard on this one, but really. So a few weeks ago I was on YouTube (don't even bother asking why. I'm not even sure, but I think I could probably narrow it down easily) and scrolling through different videos, when I somehow found these videos with 4k definition.  *GASP* Like honestly, I didn't even know such a thing existed, and now, I'm quite dumbfounded.  They are purely the work of a genius, let me say.  Basically all I found were videos of nature or cities, but the quality is just....just...
Which is why today I've chosen to show you a set of some of my favorites.  The editing these people did is amazing, and the quality of their videos are even more amazing.  Oh yeah, and I think 4k stands for 4,000 pixels on the screen, which let me tell you, is really good. I don't even know if my computer went up that high on resolution, so I just went with the highest I could go to.  But if you can, definitely go with the highest resolution, it dramatizes the experience a ton more.
So yeah - here it is.

Awakening - New Zealand 4k Time-lapse

Amplitude - New Zealand 4k Time-lapse

Solitude - New Zealand 4k Time-lapse

Agitation - New Zealand 4k Time-lapse

Really, I think videos like these really contrast the beauty of nature vs. the everyday chaos of life.  It really makes you appreciate the beauty of nature.  And even if we don't live in an breathtakingly scenic location, it doesn't really matter that much if we can learn to appreciate the beauty in little things. 



s n o w

So this weekend, it snowed like crazy.  I'm talking 6-8 inches here, which might not be a lot for some, but was definitely a lot for me.  It literally snowed all Friday night, and then Sunday evening it started  up again. And while winter is probably not one of my favorite seasons, snow is absolutely beautiful.  Definitely the most beautiful type of precipitation anyways.  I went sledding for a little on Saturday, and while I don't often get the chance to do that a lot, it was fun.  Are you guys getting a lot of snow?

So after the snow stopped for a little, I went outside to take some pictures, because after all, what's a snowfall without some pictures? 

Isn't snow such a lovely form of water? It's so fluffy and white and just so clean. It's beautiful.

keep smiling


inspired #01

photo sources: pinterest 

So yes, a different type of post perhaps, but I think i shall like this series. i for one wholeheartedly agree with the old adage that - "A picture is worth a thousand words." most often, a simple photograph can reveal the most complex thoughts in one's mind.  



bucket list goals

         To be honest, I'm not actually sure how many of the pins I've pinned on my Pinterest board "Bucket List" I'm actually going to accomplish in  life.  Perhaps only a few, but I thought it might be fun to show you all some of the things I want to do.  I've been thinking maybe I should organize them into categories, maybe like "Goals to do before I turn ___" or something.  I think bucket lists are great, and in all honesty, this coming summer I'm definitely going to make a list of things to get done in "Summer of 2015" (Who else thinks that sounds just positively amazing?) and get them done.   Maybe I'll even do a post on it to keep me on track.  Because even if it be only a few, I want to accomplish at least a couple things.  So yeah, these are some of my goals/bucket list. 

1.  Watch the sunrise at the beach

OK, so first things first. Watching any sunrise is indescribably beautiful.  It's so pretty, it feels like it fills something inside of you.  Something you just don't get enough of.  And personally I think that watching the sun slowly come up over the horizon and splashing out across the rolling waters would be p.e.r.f.e.c.t.i.o.n.  I don't know, sunrises are just my thing I guess.  :-/

2.  Have a silly string fight 

GUYS. Would this not be the most epic thing ever? Like I have no words to even describe why I want this, I just think it would be so amazing.  But, I guess it also depends on who you're with.  I would definitely want to do this with some of my friends who I'm comfortable around (aka best friends) and have a blast.  But imagine this - a HUGE blogger meetup where we all meet and we all have a silly string fight. WOAH. Just woah. 

 3. Learn how to do a cartwheel  

 Listen, I don't think you understand why I want to do this even. Sure it would be nice and fun and yadda yadda, but I've been attempting at this ever since I can remember.  Ever since, you guys. It has literally been a goal as long as I can remember. I've tried and tried to do this, by  myself, against a wall, and with my friends (who can miraculously do it with such confident ease, it's quite astounding), yet it has never worked. It's honestly so frustrating.... anyone understand? The day I learn how to do a cartwheel will be so monumental I'll probably go buy myself an ice cream cone.  And mentally add myself to the Hall of Fame. 

4. Shop at the Mall of America   

So this would be the definition of fun. And tiredness. And confusion. And hectic.  But those discouraging facts aside, wouldn't it be so amazing?  Apparently it gets the most visits of any mall in the world, so personally I think that would be super exciting to shop there.  Wouldn't it be so cool to just walk around in there with tons of shopping bags on your arms? Yup, I would definitely be in my element.  I'd probably have to split into a three or four day trip though, to get into all the shops and spend all the time I wanted in there :-D

5.  Walk on a frozen lake    

o-o. This. would. be. amazing. And this is probably the only one out of these five that I'll probably accomplish this winter. (Unless I suddenly learn how to cartwheel) And the only reason being I live in a climate where the winters get unbearably cold and the summer turn out unbearably hot.  But then again, "unbearably" is an exaggeration. Some of the people that live near to us actually have a pond and were going skating on it a while ago, so, hmm...maybe I should pay them a visit. ;)  Though, if I do endeavor to do this, I would have to have a picture taken of me or something.  Seriously though, wouldn't that look so cool with you just standing in the middle of a frozen pond? 

So there  you go. Five of my goals/bucket list that I want to accomplish. I tried to pick out the relatively more realistic ones, because unless something major happens in my life, I'm not seeing how I'm going to ride in a limo anytime soon. Just saying. 

So these were some of my goals, what do you want to accomplish? 

thanks for reading ♥