chicago, you are oh so windy

despite my windburns, chicago is breathtaking and enlivening as always. although modern-day science disproves the concept of “windburn,” my splotchy face retains it’s own opinion on the controversial matter. windburn is much like a sunburn but way less tolerable due to … Continue reading

hey love

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things are going really, really well. in the last week, i have felt better {mentally and physically} than i have in a while. not saying that i haven’t been good for a while, now i am just extra good. i … Continue reading

s[n]o[w] many hats

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it’s snowing … again. this winter season has officially compensated for the painfully embarrassing “winters” of years past. i simply mean to say that it hasn’t snowed like this in a very, very long time. in this day and age, … Continue reading

a glimpse of a year

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i won’t be having the perfect new year’s. i’ll be coming straight from work to a local greek restaurant where my family and a band will be waiting, to bid the old year goodbye. most likely, i’ll slip on my … Continue reading

all snowed in

fireplace, snow day, writing, blogging, writer's block, midwest, crazy indiana weather, warm by the fire

since my stateside return, i can happily proclaim that i am okay. i have been using this last month to purge the things that i don’t need and grasp even more tightly, the things people that i do. i have … Continue reading

busy seeing the world…

and i prosper.

on recommendation from a lovely new friend in london, i am here, in turin or torino. i have yet to discover why italian cities have italian versions of their city names. i can’t think of another country that does this.
on the first of october, i set out on an eighteen day adventure {my biggest adventure yet} around southern europe.

there is so much to say about my experiences thus far. so much, in fact, that i don’t feel as though i can even begin to write about them.
there is not much time to blog when you’re busy seeing the world.

as for now, i should probably finish my (seventeenth) cappuccino of the day, and give myself back to the beautiful streets of turin.

[by the time i leave italy, i will no longer have blood, but cappuccino, running through my veins.]

i promise, i promise, i promise, hang in there for me. i have so much to write about, just very little opportunity to do so at the moment.

for now, i’ll leave you with pictures.

{barcelona, spain}

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{bergamo, italy}

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{turin, italy}

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i no longer trust anyone who says “growing up is not all it’s cracked up to be” and “wait until you get to the real world.”
growing up is the most fun i have ever had and the real world is more beautiful than anything i could have imagined.

with love,
{rosaliemelin}

turn on, tune in, drop off

it’s cold outside. i know this because my hands feel like ice, even if my core is burning from the walk here. here? just a bus stop, one like many others. but, today is different. in five minutes time, i … Continue reading

the sound of a thousand cicadas

50 days – 6 hours – 23 minutes until i land on sweet, american soil. august left me in the dust, september is behaving similarly. at this point, i’m not even sure if i want the minutes to speed up … Continue reading

road full of promise and an owl

after eating myself silly in hampstead, i’m taking a moment to soak in some delicious rays. i guess everything is delicious right now, with that meal sitting comfortably in my belly – the tastes of it are still on my … Continue reading

just go with it

this past sunday and monday was the notting hill carnival. it was raunchy, loud, a tiny bit filthy and absolutely amazing. the carnival is a celebration of caribbean culture, food, and music. standard.co.uk i spent the first three-ish hours totally alone. … Continue reading