Introvert or Extrovert?

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Like most people I would say that my personality has changed a lot since high school. In high school, I found myself surrounded by groups of friends more often than I found myself alone. Even when I was home I was surrounded by people. I shared a bedroom with my little sister all through high school making it difficult at times to have alone time… Especially with someone as chatty as Isabella around all the time. If you had asked me then if I was an introvert or extrovert I would have said extrovert without skipping a beat… But now I’m not so sure.

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Five Happy Things #9

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Happy Friday! I hope everyone is enjoying their very first week of summer! Last week I spent a lot of time complaining about the dreary weather in Halifax, but this week has been beautiful! It’s such a pity that I work during the day because I usually miss most of the hot sun, but I’m trying to get out as much as possible anyway. The sun has already put me in a better mood, and it prompted me to get out a lot more this week!

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Dear Dad

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Dear Dad,

Happy Father’s Day! I hope you had an amazing day.

I’m already tearing up a little bit as I try to find the words to say. Typical.

As usual, I’m hundreds of kilometres away on a day that is meant to celebrate you and the joy you bring to our lives. I’ll do my best to tell you how much you mean to me as I sit here wishing that I could just apparate to wherever you are to give you a big hug.

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Five Happy Things #8

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This week felt like it dragged on forever… The weather has been so miserable that it’s put both Adam and I in a slightly grumpy mood. Which is why writing this post is probably a good thing! I need to remind myself of the nice things that happened during this week to distract myself from the fact that it was basically just a week filled with work and hiding from the rain and the cold. On that happy note, let’s get into the things that actually made me smile this week!

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Feeling Stuck

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There always comes a point in the school year, or the summer that I start to feel restless and stuck. I remember the first time I felt this way was when I was about 13 and had just graduated from elementary school. It was mid-July and I felt restless, irritated and just plain bored with everything that was going on. I expressed my frustration to my Mom and she just told me that feeling stuck was a good thing. I thought she was absolutely crazy until she continued on with this train of thought and said that feeling stuck means you are ready for the next step. And I think she was right. I was at a point in my life when I was ready for something bigger. Moving on up to high school was this next step.

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My New Business Cards

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I wasn’t exactly looking to order business cards, but was extremely bored on one of the many rainy days we experience in Halifax and somehow found myself on the Vistaprint website. I had been thinking about getting business cards for a while, but couldn’t decide what I wanted them to look like. I initially thought that I would make a design from scratch on Picmonkey and then import it, but decided to take a quick peek around the vistaprint designs to see if I liked any of them. And then I saw exactly what I didn’t know I wanted. A beautifully simple watercolour design in blush pink. Well… I’m sure you can guess what happened next.

{By the way, this post is totally not sponsored… I’m just really excited about my business cards.}

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Five Happy Things #7

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I don’t know why I enjoy writing these quick little updates each week, but there is something about sitting down and picking out the good moments that makes me feel like I accomplished something!

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5 Ways to Survive a Bad Day

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Guess where I am right now!….. If you guessed that I am sitting on a pile of pillows in a blanket fort you would be correct! Today was a little rough, but sometimes indulging a bit and getting silly is the best way to lift my spirits. Nothing dramatically life changing happened, and I didn’t receive bad news or anything but I was still feeling under the weather and a little bit moody (okay lot moody…). Although my current predicament has been happening once a month for about 8 years (if you catch my drift), there are many many reasons why one may be having a bad day. Once I accepted that I was feeling off and needed a break for the day, I started to feel a little bit better. Here are some of the things I did to keep myself feeling human.

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Five Happy Things #6

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Happy June! I feel like although we didn’t get out and do anything super crazy like see Carrie Underwood at the Grand Ole Opry or travel somewhere amazing… This week was actually pretty great. I feel like I got so much done! There were many a blog post written, I participated in quite a few blogger chats on twitter and facebook and got my house in order.

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