Surprise! An extra post! Now that I am on holiday I have way more time to put into this blog, and I’m excited to announce that I will be posting three times a week from now on! One of my favourite bloggers, Kate from katelavie, does a weekly post she calls “Five Good Things” where she talks about five good things that happened (pretty self-explanatory). I think this is such a great way to reflect and feel grateful about the wonderful little things that happen that may be forgotten. Instead of just talking about five good moments or events that happened, I want to talk about the happy feelings, experiences and people that have made my week special.
I’m sure many of you have heard of the best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I heard about it on-line and saw it everywhere in book-stores ages ago, but it took me until a few weeks ago to bite the bullet and check it out for myself! Even before I opened the book, I knew it would be right up my alley. But I was also so wrong about what the book would teach me. I bought the book in the midst of exam stress when my house looked a state and my life just generally felt unorganized and chaotic. I thought to myself that it was the perfect time to sit down and let Marie Kondo steer me in the right direction, and I think I was right!
Sighhhhh.. Is it really over? I finished my final exam on Wednesday and I still feel like I am in school-mode. For whatever reason, it is taking me so long to relax and get my mind in summer mode. I still feel tense, and have moments when I think I still have school work to do! In an attempt to wind down, I have spent loads of time enjoying Downton Abbey (uh… why am I so late to the party on this one) in the bath! There is nothing better than drawing a warm bath on a sunny morning, popping in a Lush bathbomb and pressing play on a new show.
Yesterday was the most beautiful day we have had in a long time. I went outside in a light jacket and didn’t freeze to death! The sky was perfectly blue, the sun felt warm and even the air was sweet smelling and fresh. It was so nice that we biked to the grocery store before dinner to grab a few things and bought fresh flowers to bring the spring vibes inside!
But when I woke up this morning… there was snow on the ground. Are you kidding, Halifax?! Get your act together!
Alright. I don’t like confrontation, and I don’t usually go ranting on the internet (unless it’s tweeting about the weather). But I will make an exception just this once because this is a subject I feel deserves to be talked about. How will anything change if we don’t talk about the things that bother us?
Since the very beginning of the term, there has been one particular student in one of my classes that I try to avoid. They interrupt lecture with their ideas, put other students down when they speak up in class and sit at the back of the class whispering and snickering so everyone can hear. It’s a fairly big class though, and I figured I could ignore them and keep to myself.
你好 (Nǐ hǎo)! Hello!
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve been studying Mandarin at school for the past two years. It seems like a really random choice for most people who don’t know me, but it’s actually been a pretty big part of my life since second year (or perhaps even longer).