23 year old Estonian who currently lives & studies in the United States of America.

23 year old Estonian who currently lives & studies in the United States of America.


Hi, folks, not to sound like a broken record, but I’m back… again. I kind of fell of the blogging wagon when I got sick around February last year. And once you fall off this wagon it’s kind of hard to get back on it. But here I go once again. This post is kind of not really what I thought I’d do here on this blog, my original plan was to concentrate on ootd posts, but I felt like it would be nice & kind of necessary to bring you up to date with my life, and also quickly talk about an idea that I got — something that I’d like to do on this blog.

I’m going to give a quick recap of my 2017 aka basically just the trips that I went on:

In March I went on a quick trip to Naples, FL. We went to the beach to watch the sunset, a truly beautiful sight to behold, despite the fact that it was freezing we still managed to enjoy the sunset. Florida has spoiled me so much with its warm weather that whenever it drops to 70F or below, I’m miserable and incapable of handling the cold.

In June my sister and I went to Chicago, we know people there so we got to stay with them, which was wonderful. We had a great time and found ourselves falling in love with Chicago and its overall atmosphere. To me Chicago is like New York’s more peaceful younger sister, they have a similar feel and look to them.

In October my sister and I traveled to New York City, we’ve been there before, but since NYC is enormous we still had a lot to see and do. And there still remains so much that I want to do in NYC, can’t wait till I have the chance to go back again!

In December I flew to Tallinn, Estonia, my hometown. I hadn’t been back in almost four years,  so it was quite good to see my loved ones and also to witness how much the city has changed since my move to the states. I spent my Christmas in Estonia & traveled back home on the 28th. December was also when I graduated from college. And now, in January, I turned 24. And that pretty much gives you a very quick update on what I’ve been up to since February.

As I mentioned, I have a little something-something that I’d like to do on this blog. I am a big lover of books, they take up a pretty big part of my life, so I thought that maybe I could either upload monthly videos or write monthly posts where I review the books I read each month. I hope you guys are as fond of the idea as I am. In the meantime you can go and take a look at my Goodreads account.

I guess that’s it for this time. I don’t plan to keep you waiting as long for the next post as you had to wait for this one. Oh, and Happy New Year!

— Carmen

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Let’s not talk about the tragic state of my hair in these pictures, it was so windy when I was trying to take these & it was just impossible to fix my hair, to make it look a bit more decent. As you can tell, looking at my face in the first picture, I was pretty done with the wind, ha-ha. Oh well. This is what I wore on Monday (January 30th).

Üritagem mitte pöörata erilist tähelepanu mu Kunksmoori soengule. Väljas oli nii kohutavalt tuuline, et ma lihtsalt ei olnud võimeline oma juukseid taltsutama. Mu nägu esimesel pildil ütleb kõik, mis vaja teada selle tuule kohta. Igatahes, see outfit on esmaspäevast (30nes jaanuar).

— Carmen

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Taking these made me realize how awkward I am in front of the camera, so that was a fun experience. I think it’s due to the fact that I know that I’m not the most photogenic of people and therefore rarely let people photograph me and now that has caused me not to know what to do once in front of the camera. Hopefully that’s something I can work on.

When I started this blog thing I vowed to myself not to get too personal on here and here we are, I’m already talking about one of my weaknesses. Great start.

Nende piltide tegemise käigus jõudsin ma järeldusele, et ma olen kaamera ees suhteliselt kohmetu. Ma arvan, et põhjus peitub teadmises, et minu puhul ei ole tegu just kõige fotogeenilisema inimesega, mistõttu minust eriti pilte ei leia, kuid see on ka arvatavasti põhjuseks miks ma ei oska kuidagi seista ega olla, kui on vaja pildi jaoks poseerida. Loodetavasti saan ma sellest ebakindlusest varsti lahti.

Blogimise alustamisel sai endale lubatud, et ei hakka siin liialt isiklikku juttu peksma & juba ma avaldasin ühe oma suurima ebakindluse. Paljutõotav algus.

— Carmen

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Guess who’s back, back again, Carmen is back, go tell a friend. Now that a couple of years have passed since my last try at this let’s-have-a-blog thing, I decided to give this whole blogging business another go.

These pictures were taken on my iPhone since I currently don’t own a tripod & I couldn’t figure out where to put my camera to get a good angle. So I have to go to Best Buy or order one online asap, otherwise the quality of the content here is going to suffer… greatly.

Also, I need to go and scout for proper shooting locations. So many things to do. Just kidding, I’m not really complaining. It’s fun.

Oh, I almost forgot, I had found this really nice and minimalistic theme for the blog on Etsy, like a year ago, I think. I thought that I bookmarked it, however, to my great surprise I couldn’t locate the theme in my bookmarks, so now I have to find the time to search for a new one. In the meantime I’m going to use this basic theme, bear with me, please and thank you.

— Carmen.

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