so long.

Hello, glorious human beings!!!!

So... I know what you're thinking... "Oh, look. There's Lexy... She's done it again... Just left her blog. Abandoned. Rotting. All alone... Lazy bitch."

Well. DO YOU KNOW WHAT I HAVE TO SAY TO THAT? HUH? DO YOU? You think you know me soooo well? Well, guess what? You don't. Yeah. That's right. YOU REALLY DON'T. For your information, I'm in Morocco right now! HAH! Sucker.

*Audience (you) waits in silence, anticipating the usual "just kiddingz" to follow.*

Except it won't. Be followed. With a just kidding. Because it's not a kidding. It's pure truth, babyyyy!

Ahem. I don't know why I am being so awkward about this. Basically, hi. I am in Morocco. Surprise! If you remember my previous posts' elusiveness attempts... yeah... it was about that. In fact, I've been here for about two and a half weeks. And I'll be here for another two and a half months. And then I'll be in Europe for a month after. Surprise, surprise, surprise!

When I decided to embark on the good ole "gap" year thang, this is exactly what I had in mind. Traveling and experiencing and exploring and living. I'm living with a Moroccan family, volunteering with kids, and exploring when I have a chance, it's scary and crazy and exciting and... an adventure, really!

For all you beautiful strangers (but friends, all the same), thank you so much for joining me on the ride thus far in my life. But now, it's time for me to say "Ma as-salaamah" (Goodbye), as the next chapter of my life unfolds. I may be back in a few months... who knows? Life is crazy. Nothing goes as planned, especially when you're going with your heart. (Awww! Cheeseballs!)

Life has been beautiful, but I still have so much to learn and experience and discover. I'm growing up! I don't know where I'll be in a month, a few months, a year... but I'll find out. I'll figure it out.

Thank you so, so much for being there! Really. I can't imagine that it's much fun listening to the confused and incoherent rambling of an obnoxiously colourful teenager... but you've been there. Thank you. I hope all you're wildest dreams come true. I really do. Smile rainbows and love lots! Life is short. Shoot me an email sometime, yeah?

Colourful kisses!
Lexy xxxxx

P.S. Hey, it ain't over yet! Check out my mini trip blog and maybe even spread the word... itslexyland.tumblr.com


medicine is such a weird concept to me

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(illustrations by me - pen & ink, watercolour)

Half finished projects and I have a pretty strong relationship. A bond, if you will. As in, we are often found together. As in, we seem to always be attracted to one another. Like magnets. (Much like medicine, I find magnets rather peculiar... HOW DO THEY WORK?! dun dun dun!) As in, yes, I started these illustrations 4evz ago and just finished them. As in, GO AWAY DON'T JUDGE ME. Ahem, enough of that...

I've been having a wee bit of a creative block - my doodles are lacking character and jazz and poo poo. Nonetheless, I thought I'd share these little fellows that I've finally gotten around to pasting on backgrounds. As you, glorious friends, may know, my doodles tend to rock an underlying theme of "ugly" people in beautiful situations. I don't know why I find that concept for romanticizing and whimsical and amazing. Likewise, my worlds are always filled with clouds and stars and rainbows... why not?

Anyways, I'm hoping to doodle and draw and create more. It is good for the soul.

What do you wish you did more of?
xoxo I will talk to you all soon... adventures are a' comin'... (ooh! cliffhanger!)


excuse the selfies... i am just 2KEWL4U!!!!

Insert generic message ringing in the new year.

Yeah, sorry it's a tad late. You know me, I've been partying and partying and partying and then puking and then partying and then puking and then partying and then passing out and then being hungover... TYPICAL.

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Except for, you know... not. I had a handful of high school friends over for New Years and our night essentially consisted of wearing pjs, making pizzas, playing Apples to Apples, making party hats, watching Strange Sex, and general catch-ups. Considering the fact that I haven't seen most of these human beings since October or even June, it was nice to "reacquainted" and jazz. We are all dorks, so a dorky NYE was fitting. Don't judge! It was nice, brahhhh! YOU JEALZZ!!! A lot of the night, however, consisted of exchanges of university stories - both funny and are we seeeriously talking about meal plans or email set-ups or student cards for three hours?! - where I sat in silence due to my decision to take the year off and my consequent inability to contribute. It was then that it all kind of just sunk in - realizing how we are all on different paths - only a few months after graduation - and how we really do carry on in our different ways with different experiences and dreams and... yeah. Life goes on. It was just realizing... that.

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I think 2011 will be my year of "goodbyes." I haven't had many experiences in the "goodbye" department, so the whole graduating thing and then just quitting my job thing has really made me think about "goodbyes" and relationships and the nature of moving on. I know that this is just the first of many, but I guess 2011 will be the year of "my first of goodbyes." Or something. That being said, 2011 has been a spectacular year and I feel like I've experienced immense amounts of fear and joy and excitement over the past year. 2011 was filled with experiences and emotions I didn't foresee happening. Amazing.

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And now it's all, BAM! 2012! Say what! I have a good feeling about 2012. This year, for the first time in my entire existence, is filled with complete uncertainty. I have a general outline for the year - but the details are completely unknown. Completely. I don't know what kind of experiences I'll have, what kind of people I'll meet, what kind of challenges I'll have to overcome, what kind of person I'll be. It's completely, totally and utterly frightening... and exciting. I have a feeling that I'll look back on 2012 and think, "Wow, that was one hell of a year." Or, at least, I hope so. Mark my words: to a crazy year to come!

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I don't usually reflect that heavily on New Years. Often times, it is just, you know, ANOTHER FREAKING DAY AND TAKE A CHILL PILL, WORLD. But given the nature of my future, reflecting is just in my bones. (Oooh! Spooky! Mysterious! Oh my!) I'm not setting any concrete goals for the year. Instead I'll be ~realistic~ and ~grown-up~ and ~abstract~ and say that I hope to spend 2012 learning. Learning to take-risks, learning to love and love and love, and learning about myself. Life is a ginormous evolution and I feel like 2012 will be filled with growth. Oh, the joys of becoming a young adult...!

Happy 2012, kiddoz! I hope you have a fantastic year with much adventure and love and growth and peace! Kisses!

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How was your 2011? How was your new years? What are your 2012 hopes and dreams? INFORM ME!