10 things. nice ones.

i'm really good at complaining. and finding the worst in things and people and life. and i hate it {see!}. i do not like being so darn negative and so i've been actively letting myself enjoy things and people and life without getting so uptight about it. i've been tagged my the wonderful woolgathering to make a list of 10 things that make me happy and i think that this is the perfect time for me to do so.

1. riding my bike, by myself, through savannah, slowly.
2. highlighting beautiful and/or important passages in books, in blue.
3. striped shirts.
4. receiving cute animal-themed cards from my mother.
5. watching a movie and then immediately watching it again, with the commentary.
6. wearing men's cologne.
7. fuckyeahryanmcginely.
8. seeing my friend group grow, but also become more refined.
9. doing the speaking portion of my rosetta stone french lessons.
10. sticking my hands in the cat's armpits while he's sleeping.

{photographs by ryan mcginley for purple}


  1. oh, what a lovely list! i'm all over 1, 3, 7, 8. riding a bike aimlessly is the best therapy ever, in my estimation. xoxoxo

  2. you are not the only one that complains and finds the worst things. i do it all the time and lately it's been more intense with working on house projects. this is a good reminder to be happy.