july 2021

hi!

for lack of a better way to phrase it– this blog has just become a shrine to my youth. it is an outlet for my creative impulses and whims that fly every which way, and it always has been. it is inconsistent, it is messy, it is informal– but above all it is so sincere.

as i slowly gather all of my creations that live on disparate corners of the internet, i learn more about myself and my intentions. i’ve come to learn that, this whole time that this blog has existed, living my day to day life has always been my favorite creative practice. my favorite medium with which to express myself.

no matter how many songs i write, how many things i paint or draw, how many blog posts i type, videos i produce– my joy, love, passion is baked into my every day routines and the ways i embody myself. this site is merely a container that catches the fruits of my various creative escapades. you can read a bit more about the seed of this blooming thought on this post here.

i hope you find perspective and love and comfort here– but this is no place for Regular Content Consumption for now~ i hope to just be myself on this blog again, fully. you can find so much good stuff on here if you just click around– so much lives here.

a library of ways that i fashioned my understanding of self and my daily life. love letters of all kinds.

i love you, see you soon 🙂

– izzy, *22


**find past mission statements below.**

december 2020

hello!

well, we’re in the second half of this blog and i figured it was time to revise the mission statement again~

my goal is to bring you comfort. to bring you perspective, encouragement, joy, laughter, peace, quiet, and love.

this site has been about growing, it always has. but now, i’ve graduated from college, and i’ve expanded the bounds of the kind of content that i would like share, and i’ve realized how much i love creating for you and hearing from you. i’ve realized how much i love performing, crafting, speaking out loud, finally getting to really bring to life the words that have been on this screen for so long.

i’ve lived so much of my life on this blog since i was 16, and i’ll be honest, it was a place where i felt comfortable processing my own life in front of other people, a place for me to express myself and nothing more.

but now, i want to process my life in private, and, instead, share with you the fruits of that work through something lovely and soft. something healing. something fun. something where we can get to know each other better than we did when i was 18 and a thunderstorm.

this blog will primarily host further commentary (process, context, elaboration) to accompany the videos i post on my youtube channel. maybe an extra post here and there, but i’ve set my sights on presenting myself on camera to you, where i can be there for you with a smile on my face every week, asking you to simply take what you need, and letting you know that you’ve worked hard today, too. ❤

thank you for everything. i am so excited for this next chapter, i am always so, so grateful for you.

love,

*izzy, 21


september 2019

dear reader,

for a long time, i have felt estranged from this blog. you might be new, but that’s okay, i feel comfortable telling you this, nonetheless.

this site is about growing. it’s been with me for almost 5 years of my life now, and it has seen so much of me. writing here used to free me. it allowed me to extend myself beyond my physical and dream out loud. dream on paper. speak things into existence.

once i reached my 19th, 20th year it became an anchor. a constant reminder of ways that i was lacking when i first started writing. how simple and how optimistic and naïve could a single person be?

but growth is not about reprimanding the seed for not seeing the sky.

so i am focusing less on the past. the past is still there and available for you to dig up, if you so please. but this site is now a bulletin. for what’s on my mind and what i’ve been up to.

not an answer, nor conclusion in sight. no game plans. no ultimate plays.

just me. and a cursor and a white screen.

and you, of course.

thank you for everything. whether you’ve been here since i was 16 and soaring or waiting patiently, steeped in the radio silence of 20.

i love you.

–izzy


July 2016

Dear Reader,

The purpose of this blog is simple: I want to share with the world my present 10 years. I want to share with the world the art I’ve created because of this period of time. I want to share what I’ve learned, how I’ve struggled, why I do the things I do. I want to share why I am the way that I am. I want to share what exactly this very important decade has in store for me. I graduated high school, I’m now at university, and eventually, I’ll have to find a job and a place to live and navigate my early 20s.

I still have the next 7 years of my life to tackle and I want to you along for the ride.

This is my take on life. I am particularly partial to looking on the bright side of things and turning everything into a learning experience.

From 16 ’til 26, all I can hope to do is grow. Thank you for stopping by and I’d love for you to stick around.


December 2015

(Now that I am 17, I feel like I have to update this)

Dear reader,

I am a now 17-year-old girl, living in a beautiful little town, soon to embark on her journey into the real world (well, college).

My mission is still the same- to spread the same kind of feelings of regard I have for living and existence to those who read my posts.

I must admit, this blog is mildly selfish. I write to rationalize my own life and maybe even publicize. I  write because I love keeping in touch with you all, and I love seeing how far from home my words can reach. I won’t deny the mild narcissism that comes with having the audacity of running a blog, especially one named after myself.

However, despite this, I do genuinely hope to bring perspective to the table in my posts whenever I write about my own life. Whether it’s just rambling about how much I appreciate everything (which is about 80% of my posts) or offering unsolicited advice, all I can offer is another point of view. My point of view is not better or worse than someone else’s, it is simply here for you to interpret as you wish.

And if it brings you solace or joy, or if you disagree to the fullest extent, I appreciate you taking the time to peek into my life for a little while.

Thank you for stopping by :~)

Love, Izzy


May 2015

Dear reader,

I am a 16-year-old girl living in a beautiful little town with a beautiful little life.

Hopefully, my thoughts on my day-to-day existence will help others find the glory of living in their own lives as well.

As I am young and somewhat sheltered, I am in awe of the vast spectrum of the types of people and types of experiences lived on this earth. I would very much like to one day gain insight into lives and cultures that are beyond me and my comfortable existence.

I simply want to live as fully as possible, to be grateful for every day lived, to stay present, and to see life from perspectives beyond my own.

I will try my hardest to convey my mission through these posts. However, as a teenage girl susceptible to getting lost in the excitement of high school life, it may seem lost from time to time. I might very well even go on weird angsty, overtly poetic and romanticized tangents and/or fiery activist rants. But I’m still living and loving just the same, seeking new views and growing as a person here and there.

I thank you for any support you give me, whether I know you personally or not, and I hope my pursuit of worldly happiness and knowledge aid you in your journey as well.

With love and a tight squeezy hug,

Izzy

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