Hi! My name is Ailish (pronounced ay-lish). I’m a twenty-something mechanical engineering femme who loves photography, dancing, weightlifting, and cooking. Oftentimes I have no idea what I’m going to write here. I just put hand to keyboard and have at it. For the most part, it’s a conglomoration of ideas, introspection, dance and faith. I’d say variety is the spice of life, but in all honesty I prefer ginger. Anywho, I’ve determined that writing “about me” blurbs is not my forte, so here’s a short bulleted list:

  1. I can speak English, French, and a little German. My goal is to become 100% fluent in at least those three languages. I’d also love to learn Russian and Chinese.
  2. Irish dancing makes my heart sing.
  3. I love lifting weights. It makes me feel strong, confident, and happy.
  4. I adore traveling, learning new languages, and immersing myself in other cultures. My dream would be to volunteer in a foreign country for a few months before entering graduate school. After visiting Austria, Germany, Hungary, and France in 2013, the wanderlust bug bit me pretty badly.
  5. God, family, and friends are very important to me.

I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures!

~ Ailish


Douce Lumière means sweet light in French. It’s a nod towards Ecclesiastes 11:7, which says “Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.” Sometimes I need to remember that in the midst of everything stressful, whether it be university curriculum or life in general, I need to be still and look toward my Father at all times.

All of the photographs on this blog were captured by me, unless otherwise stated. I currently use either a Pentax K100 D series DSLR, Cannon ELPH, or my iPhone. If you would like to use a photo that I have captured, please ask. Once permission has been granted, please give appropriate credit (ie. a visible link back).

Lastly, I really do appreciate any photography tips, cooking tips, or comments in general. One of the main perks of making a public blog (in my opinion) as opposed to traditional journaling is to share experiences, get feedback and become better at whatever it is you’re trying to do. Constructive criticism, kind comments, and anything in between is welcomed.

If you’re a Christian blogger, I highly recommend you read this. It truly spoke to my heart.


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey, ich bin gerade auf deinen Blog gestoßen! Wo hast Du Deutsch und Französisch gelernt? In der Schule? Viele Grüße from Germany! Have a great day! 🙂

    1. Hi! Ich gelernte Deutsch ins Universität und ich gelernte Französisch ins Gymnasium. I’m still not very good at German though, as I’ve only taken one semester so far. Hopefully I’ll get better since I’m going to Austria and Germany this summer 🙂 haben sie einen guten Tag auch!

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