Goodbye, Hello is a series of letters written by me as I reflect on the past month and ponder about the upcoming month. Read the letter of last month here.

Goodbye June,


you have been filled with excitement and jam-packed with unexpected pieces of wisdom that I will always keep in mind.

I was torn between "If it's meant to be it will happen" and "If you want it, go get it" and I am still figuring out which one to follow. I don't think I will ever find the right solution. And maybe there is no right solution after all.


I got busy dealing with the mess that people who shouldn't matter in my life made that I forgot to take care of the true friendships. It was a mistake that I hope I'll never make again. It's not only a waste of time but also unnecessary drain of energy. Which is why I started to reconnect with old friends. And it did happen quite naturally as we found each other again during tough times. Hanging out with my best friends was a huge thing for me this month, too. There's nothing better than good distraction, nice talks and much laughter.

Another thing I realised was how I shouldn't cry over the same thing twice. There's just so much time for dwelling on the negativity of the bad things in life. And there are many reasons to just move on.

On the more positive side, you consisted of the first time I ever looked for an apartment for my own and learned what to look for. (Read what I learned about moving out for the first time here.)

I spent hours in days reading through many new lovely comments on "To Ethan", feeling special and grateful and pretty damn lucky.

After months, I finally started to follow my resolution for the year which was: eating healthy. I am not resisting eating meat or anything but I've been much healthier and oh, do I feel good!

I dyed my hair for the first time which was kind of a sign of change and new beginnings for me. The color is only a little lighter but it's a big enough change for me.

A song that kept playing in my head, plus on Spotify, was Coming Over by James Hersey which made me really happy for some reason.

This was just another month where I broke another charger of mine. It happens every time. And there are probably many more times to come.

Ultimately, can I just say that I am extremely proud because LOVE WINS?

Hello July,


I hope you will have more experiences, bad or good, accompany me throughout the month. I hope you'll make finding an apartment easier than it is right now. May all the effort and back and forth driving be worth it in the end. I cannot wait for my new life on my own to start.

From the girl who waited so long for summer,
Arden.

Monthly Letter: June 2015

6/27/2015



Goodbye, Hello is a series of letters written by me as I reflect on the past month and ponder about the upcoming month. Read the letter of last month here.

Goodbye June,


you have been filled with excitement and jam-packed with unexpected pieces of wisdom that I will always keep in mind.

I was torn between "If it's meant to be it will happen" and "If you want it, go get it" and I am still figuring out which one to follow. I don't think I will ever find the right solution. And maybe there is no right solution after all.


I got busy dealing with the mess that people who shouldn't matter in my life made that I forgot to take care of the true friendships. It was a mistake that I hope I'll never make again. It's not only a waste of time but also unnecessary drain of energy. Which is why I started to reconnect with old friends. And it did happen quite naturally as we found each other again during tough times. Hanging out with my best friends was a huge thing for me this month, too. There's nothing better than good distraction, nice talks and much laughter.

Another thing I realised was how I shouldn't cry over the same thing twice. There's just so much time for dwelling on the negativity of the bad things in life. And there are many reasons to just move on.

On the more positive side, you consisted of the first time I ever looked for an apartment for my own and learned what to look for. (Read what I learned about moving out for the first time here.)

I spent hours in days reading through many new lovely comments on "To Ethan", feeling special and grateful and pretty damn lucky.

After months, I finally started to follow my resolution for the year which was: eating healthy. I am not resisting eating meat or anything but I've been much healthier and oh, do I feel good!

I dyed my hair for the first time which was kind of a sign of change and new beginnings for me. The color is only a little lighter but it's a big enough change for me.

A song that kept playing in my head, plus on Spotify, was Coming Over by James Hersey which made me really happy for some reason.

This was just another month where I broke another charger of mine. It happens every time. And there are probably many more times to come.

Ultimately, can I just say that I am extremely proud because LOVE WINS?

Hello July,


I hope you will have more experiences, bad or good, accompany me throughout the month. I hope you'll make finding an apartment easier than it is right now. May all the effort and back and forth driving be worth it in the end. I cannot wait for my new life on my own to start.

From the girl who waited so long for summer,
Arden.


"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." -- Leonardo Da Vinci

It hasn't been a year yet and I still catch my mind drifting off to my school trip to Italy last October. I was just thinking about the last time I felt carefree and light – and colourful Italy popped up in the back of my mind immediately. My laptop was already on, iTunes playing Jack Johnson and Milky Chance, and I clicked my way through folders and photographs until I could view a gallery of all the images I took during my trip. Stunning ones, and also completely silly ones.



Photography is a beautiful thing. Solely because photographs do not only capture moments but whole atmospheres. I feel a hint of nostalgia whenever I think of a place I wish to be in, a place I genuinely want to go back to (and can't). And sometimes I wonder which is worse: missing a person or a place.



Summer is just around the corner, awaiting me with wide, promising arms. Yesterday I spent a whole day in another city, just shopping with my mum and sister. Content as I am, I cannot wait to show off my new clothes. It's been raining this whole week but patience is key. Happy times are coming! (Promise.)



Have you guys ever been to Italy yet? If you'd like to see more of these photographs, view my portfolio here.

From the girl with the ever raging wanderlust,
Arden.

Longing

6/21/2015 Italy



"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." -- Leonardo Da Vinci

It hasn't been a year yet and I still catch my mind drifting off to my school trip to Italy last October. I was just thinking about the last time I felt carefree and light – and colourful Italy popped up in the back of my mind immediately. My laptop was already on, iTunes playing Jack Johnson and Milky Chance, and I clicked my way through folders and photographs until I could view a gallery of all the images I took during my trip. Stunning ones, and also completely silly ones.



Photography is a beautiful thing. Solely because photographs do not only capture moments but whole atmospheres. I feel a hint of nostalgia whenever I think of a place I wish to be in, a place I genuinely want to go back to (and can't). And sometimes I wonder which is worse: missing a person or a place.



Summer is just around the corner, awaiting me with wide, promising arms. Yesterday I spent a whole day in another city, just shopping with my mum and sister. Content as I am, I cannot wait to show off my new clothes. It's been raining this whole week but patience is key. Happy times are coming! (Promise.)



Have you guys ever been to Italy yet? If you'd like to see more of these photographs, view my portfolio here.

From the girl with the ever raging wanderlust,
Arden.

Greetings, visitor!

You're probably here because you've been redirected to this site and you were actually looking for a blog called vanillalovin. I'm sorry to say it doesn't exist anymore. Vanillalovin was my blog for almost two years, I've been on and off with that one like some of you might have noticed. It was exhausting and confusing, wasn't it?

I have changed the url multiple times, was never able to actually settle. I posted every possible thing there. Mostly advice, playlists, flashbacks and similar things (so you new visitors know).

I really tried keeping the updates regularly and being active. The thing is, I realized it just isn't quite possible for me to do so. Yes, I knew what I was getting myself into but I never realized how hard it can be sometimes to find time to be really active and productive with a blog. I have stories to write, places to go, stuff to deal with... let's say life is being crazy.

I considered just giving up the blogging but I love this community way too much, I love writing and sharing things-- I could never stop doing that. It's grown to be a part of me and I'm not thinking of letting go.

It took me some time to make this decision. and I only graduated recently so this is like a new beginning, too. Hopefully I'll be able to plan a lot more.

As a blogger and writer, I'm going to post on my own terms. If you want to know what I'll be using this site for and what HUEMORIST actually means, feel free to check out the about section.

UPDATE : The blog now has changed its url and title officially to MISSING WANDERER.

I think this blog is going to be quite minimalistic. I don't know yet but I don't want to give you and myself high hopes because maybe this might turn out to be a flop.

When I found this pretty design right here, I knew I had to make it mine.

I hope you enjoy your stay! Cheers.


Ce n'est pas la mer à boire (= it's not the end of the world),
Arden.

NEW BLOG, NEW NAME, NEW EVERYTHING


Greetings, visitor!

You're probably here because you've been redirected to this site and you were actually looking for a blog called vanillalovin. I'm sorry to say it doesn't exist anymore. Vanillalovin was my blog for almost two years, I've been on and off with that one like some of you might have noticed. It was exhausting and confusing, wasn't it?

I have changed the url multiple times, was never able to actually settle. I posted every possible thing there. Mostly advice, playlists, flashbacks and similar things (so you new visitors know).

I really tried keeping the updates regularly and being active. The thing is, I realized it just isn't quite possible for me to do so. Yes, I knew what I was getting myself into but I never realized how hard it can be sometimes to find time to be really active and productive with a blog. I have stories to write, places to go, stuff to deal with... let's say life is being crazy.

I considered just giving up the blogging but I love this community way too much, I love writing and sharing things-- I could never stop doing that. It's grown to be a part of me and I'm not thinking of letting go.

It took me some time to make this decision. and I only graduated recently so this is like a new beginning, too. Hopefully I'll be able to plan a lot more.

As a blogger and writer, I'm going to post on my own terms. If you want to know what I'll be using this site for and what HUEMORIST actually means, feel free to check out the about section.

UPDATE : The blog now has changed its url and title officially to MISSING WANDERER.

I think this blog is going to be quite minimalistic. I don't know yet but I don't want to give you and myself high hopes because maybe this might turn out to be a flop.

When I found this pretty design right here, I knew I had to make it mine.

I hope you enjoy your stay! Cheers.


Ce n'est pas la mer à boire (= it's not the end of the world),
Arden.

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