My dear friend Whitney Krutzfeldt is one of the most talented photographers I know. We first shot together back when I started I See Noise about 3 years ago. She shot my first major editorial for ISN ...
Remember that shoot I did a couple of months back for Van City Vogue? Well, it’s up! I’m pretty amped to share this one with everyone because it highlights some of my favourite spots in my Yaletown neighborhood. Check out the feature HERE to see more images as well as my one on one interview where I share my favourite bits about style, songs I’m currently listening to, what I’m up to these days and more!
Thank you to Van City Vogue and everyone else involved in this shoot. It was such a fun day!
This post has been a long time coming but is definitely subsequent to my last post on “Missing The Normal”. I had mentioned that I no longer want to blog full time and that my posting will be taken back. Since then, I have had a world of thoughts come through my mind and as of the end of April I will no longer be posting. I am going on an indefinite hiatus! I don’t know if I will come back to blogging in a short or lengthy period of time or if I won’t come back to it at all. I’m definitely going through a transition period in my life and for the first time it doesn’t feel like an awkward or unknown one.
This may sound silly to some of you especially if you’re not into astrology. Next month on May 14th it will be my birthday! I’ll be turning 28 years old and if you can feel what I feel you would understand that my Saturn Return has started early. I wasn’t aware of this astrological pattern until my dear friend Sarah has mentioned to me over the weekend. Saturn Return is a transition that occurs when Saturn finally returns to the place it was the day you were born. This happens for the majority of people between the ages of 28-30. During this time everything shifts. People start new chapters of their life, remove the unwanted and unnecessary and go in a completely different direction. This is exactly what is happening to me!
I’m making a lot of changes in my life and I can’t even put into words how awesome they feel! I mentioned before that I now have a new job and I’m pretty stoked to share it with you all. I’ve become the Sales and Marketing Manager for Petite Puf. A local, all natural & organic cotton candy service that brings gourmet, fun and luxury to the industry! I am so excited to be with them and join this company as they grow. I also may or may not be hocked up on lots of sugar from all of the freshly spun cones! I have left my position at StackHouse but will continue to manage their Instagram account so be sure to follow them at @StackHouseBB.
You’re probably wondering “What about I See Noise Prints?!” Well, I’m taking it back to when it first started. When I loved creating and connecting and it wasn’t seen as a job but more as a passion project. I will continue to work on I See Noise but you may not see constant activity happening on social for it. For those who would like to order I will always continue to fulfill your orders! Same goes for all of you retailers out there. Without you guys I wouldn’t have been able to do what I love for the last 3 years.
So, now that I will no longer be blogging, creating art on a full time basis or working at the bar, I have a significant amount of time on my hands! I’ve decided that this year is going to be one where I live for myself, educate myself and just have a lot of fun! I’m going to spend a lot more time with my friends and family , experience new adventures and work on what scares me.
The “what scares me” part is what I’m most looking forward to. I’m about to get real with you guys. I’m 28 (almost) and I have a very large fear of swimming. It’s not that I don’t know the technique to swim or don’t enjoy it. That’s not it at all! I actually feel great in water but almost drowned during my swimming lessons when I was a child. So I have a fear that needs to be overcome. I’m going to enroll myself in private swimming lessons where I can work one on one with an instructor to face my fear and actually be okay with not having my feet not touch bottom. If any of you know of a local swimming instructor or school that can help me with this – please do pass on their information to me!
I know some of you can relate to this next one. I don’t like to be alone. I do enjoy time to myself when it’s more of a “wind down” situation but I’m a very social person and like to experience everything with other people. I’ve recently spent some time on activities alone that I would typically share with someone. This year I’m going to work more on being alone which also leads me to the next thing on my to do list that scares me.
I’m going to travel alone! Eeeek!! I’ve NEVER done this. I mean, I’ve flown alone but haven’t landed in my destination to not know anyone. This year I’m going to plan a major trip to a country I have or haven’t been to before and not know anyone and stay there for 1 month. At least that’s the plan. But where? That’s where the next to do comes into play…
I’m going to take language classes! I would love to learn a new language and get my brain buzzing again. The language that I take will lead me to the country I travel to so I can use the language and really immerse myself in the culture. So far, the leading choices are French & Italian. Any suggestions?
So, this is where I’m at. I may come back to the blog along the way to share something cool or I may not at all. I will still be active on Instagram so follow along on my Saturn Return at @RandaSalloum.
Lastly… a deep, heartfelt and tenfold thank you to everyone for following me through the last 7 years of my life. You have been with me through my first years of college, ending my first ever relationship, entering and finishing fashion school, meeting and dating my first real love, moving out of my parents place, living with a boy, feeling heart break, starting my first business, moving downtown, COUNTLESS men and dating stories, trying long distance relationships 5 times, online dating, traveling the world, buying my first home, finding real love for the second time and now moving on from self employment to working on my new career. You have been such a wonderful support system and you’ve made me feel so happy on my journey.
One last thank you to the all of the companies who have collaborated and sponsored me. You’ve helped me grow as my own brand and thank you for seeing something in me that you wanted to share with your brand, readers and customers!