Oh, nostalgia. / by Kelsey Hamaguchi

Today I decided to go through my external hard drive and transfer photos from my old laptop to my current one. Looking through the photos and memories makes it so hard for me to believe that four years have come and gone so quickly. It feels like I was just stepping off the plane at Newark for the first time. It's funny how time goes by in the blink of an eye, yet at the same time, moments passing can be painstakingly slow. Time has always been a hard concept for me to grasp. Each second that passes leads to a minute, hour, day, month, and year. This time is so limited and there's no exact expiration date for us. Time changes people and nothing stays the same. I guess what I'm getting at is that it's so important to live in the moment each day. "So worried about what's next you lost today." By constantly worrying about what's going to happen tomorrow or the next day, we're losing out on the present and chances or opportunities that may be available to us.

I revisited some photos from when I was abroad in London, and it brought back so many amazing memories. I enjoyed my time abroad so much and know that it's a time of my life that I will cherish forever. However, there is still the part of me that regrets not fully living in the moment and making the most of my time there. Unfortunately, I can't go back and change the past, but I'm still so grateful for the opportunity and experience and for the photos that I have to look back on. I hope to visit London again in the future, as well as having the opportunity to travel to different cities and countries again. 

I experimented with some new Lightroom presets that I came across the other day. Of course I made changes to them, but this was completely experimental. I kind of went for a disposable camera sort of effect. Film, if you will. They have a very dreamy feel to me. The first five were taken in London, UK and the last five were taken in Edinburgh, Scotland. Decided to throw in the two photos at the end which were taken in Poughkeepsie on the Hudson River. Cause what's a day without Starbucks? Hope you guys enjoy!