Behind the name.

I've been asked by some of you to explain why I chose Snapshots & Snowglobes as my new blog name. Well, after weeks of letting it sit and collect dust, I'm finally providing a brief explanation.

When I say that it took me a while to discover Wishful Thinking's new name, I'm talking about months and months of writing down pretty words and striking phrases that I found in books, song lyrics, my favorite poems, and even soap wrappers. (Not kidding.) But I just couldn't find the perfect title—that wasn't already taken by another blogger—to sum up this personal space of mine. And then, one evening in December, when I was leisurely surfing the web, the phrase just kind of came to me.

The meaning is actually very simple. Too simple, almost. Why snapshots? I take and collect photos of every single person, thing, and event in my life. It started out as a kind of annoying habit, progressed into a hobby, and is now my college major. So, in a way, I guess you could say photography plays a big part in my life (even if I am just an amateur). It's passion of mine, no less. Okay, and snowglobes? Ever since I was little, I've collected all sorts of pretty glass spheres from the different places that I've traveled, as well as the ones I've received as gifts. I have snowglobes from places like New York, Disney World, and Gulf Shores, but my favorite is The Little Mermaid one that I received from my mom a couple years back. These are my collections, my most prized possessions, the things that still make me giddy every time I get to add to my stashes. By the time I'm old and grey, I want to have millions of snapshots and hundreds of snowglobes saved up from over the years.

Therefore, I introduce to you Snapshots and Snowglobes, a collection of my thoughts.

I realize that the name as a whole is quite random. And maybe a tad bit corny. But it's also unique to me, and I like it for that reason. Besides, you have to admit that it's a little catchy, no?

Photo by N.


  1. I thought Wishful Thinking was such a wonderful name, and I didn't understand at first why you wanted to change it. But I love this explanation! Snapshots and Snowglobes FTW! And no, it is not corny!

  2. It's perfect! and much more unique than Wishful Thinking (not that that one was bad!) But this is seriously wonderful! and that's some stellar alliteration... sort of. I mean, really. "sn" doesn't strike me as a super common blend, but you found TWO "sn" words that factor into your life greatly! Color me impressed. :)

  3. thanks, girls! i'm glad you both approve! :)