I’ve come across a lot of “101 things in 1001 days” posts lately and really love the idea of setting a deadline for your bucket list so that these things actually happen. These goals are supposed to be realistic which is why I’ve only chosen to write down a few big trips that I plan on going on, or have been planning for a while instead of just listing off all the countries I hope to visit (which is an incredibly long list).
If you know me well, you would know that I spend a considerable amount of time reading blogs and watching my favourite vloggers on YouTube.
I actually remember the first video I ever watched on YouTube. It was right after High School Musical 2 came out and I reallllly wanted to learn “Gotta Go My Own Way”. When I googled the lyrics a karaoke version of the song came up in my search and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I can do karaoke on the internet!? My poor parents. I wonder how many times I sang along to that song. Good times…
I honestly woke up this morning thinking that it was Wednesday. It wasn’t until I took out my phone that I realized that it’s Friday! What a happy surprise! The week has flown by, which is why it’s probably a good idea for me to sit down and think of all the things I’ve done.
Today I was facing the typical panic because I had not yet written a blog post for tonight, when I started looking through my old posts for inspiration. If there is one thing that journalism has taught me, it’s that there is almost always a follow up that can be written. As I glanced through my published posts searching for something that I can update, I came across a couple posts that were written a month ago. I remember writing Introvert or Extrovert? and Feeling Stuck, but I was shocked by the unhappy tone. I remember feeling down because I was bored and lonely, but I didn’t realize how clearly my emotions had translated into what I was writing about. Even my weekly Five Happy Things posts were mundane as if I was reaching a little to hard to find moments where I experienced genuine joy.
Yesterday I went to H&M Home for the first time and let me tell you… It was a dream come true. Their homeware selection is amazing. But I was good, and only bought two things. One of which was on sale, so go Row! Although I didn’t come away with the whole store in my purse, I couldn’t stop thinking about the things I’d seen. I was going to buy a couple things to bring back to Halifax, but I don’t really know what I want/need for our new place and figured I’d wait it out. Apparently H&M Home is going to start shipping to Canada coming this fall so I can make decisions later on!
This week was so packed with amazing people and opportunities. It was busy in the best possible way, and I feel like my jaw hurts from smiling. That being said, I was so exhausted last night that I slept for 12 hours because it has been non-stop fun and we all know that I like my alone time. It feels so good to take a break and just r e l a x for a little while. I’ve made myself a cup of ginger & peach tea, and it feels good to cozy up and reflect on the people and things that made me smile this week.
It was my very first day at a new school and I was terrified. I had just started Grade 5 and remember the day being a blur of new faces and the swirling numbers of my fancy new combination lock for my very own locker. That was 10 years ago, and my memories of that day and the weeks to follow are foggy at best. But one thing I know for certain about that first day of school was that I came home with Justina’s phone number written down on a scrap piece of paper.
Hello everybody! How are you doing today?
I feel like I’ve been in the happiest mood all week. I usually write this post on Friday mornings and spend most of my time trying to come up with moments and things that made me happy instead of actually writing. This week I barely have to think! There were so many lovely things that happened this week that I’ve actually had to edit my list down to five moments instead of struggling to come up with that many! This is what happens when I’m in Toronto. I feel so at ease and comfortable in this city.
Last week on Sunday I wrote about how labelling myself as an introvert has proved to be detrimental to my confidence… Although I didn’t receive much feedback about the post, it kind of served as a wake up call and allowed me to work through the things that were holding me back. I finished writing that post in the Ottawa airport as I made my way to London, Ontario to visit my grandparents. I clicked publish, got on the plane and spent the rest of the flight thinking about the kind of person I am and the kind of person I’d like to be. By the time we pulled up to our gate at the airport I had decided that I would no longer hold myself back any longer from doing the things I love to do.
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
I probably should have taken some patriotic photos to suit the day… But we’ll just have to go with my Rifle Paper Company photo shoot instead. This is what happens when I’m not home! Oh well… Instead of talking about five things that happened this week, I think I’ll mention five moments where I felt proud of my country in 2015-16.