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.
Trackside Music Festival!
I touched on this in my last post, but I wanted to mention it again. I was lucky to receive a free weekend pass to the Trackside country music festival in London last weekend, and had an amazing time listening to some of my favourite musicians (FGL, Jess Moskaluke, Brett Kissel, Cole Swindell, Chris Young… to name a few)! Even though I went alone, I found the whole experience incredibly enjoyable and empowering. I would do it all over again in a second.
Catching up with family!
My Dad, Levi and Bella drove up to Ontario this week to go camping and picked me up from the festival on Saturday night. It was so good to see them, even though it was only for a few days. We all drove to Toronto together, and even went out for dinner with my lovely Aunt Pat. I find small visits like this are always really nice because my siblings and I don’t have a change to bother each other! If only they still lived in Canada. I would really like to see them all the time.
Tea with Lindsay!
On Monday night after work I met my best friend Lindsay for tea! We sat on a patio in the heart of downtown Toronto and chatted for hours. It had been over a year since I last saw Lindsay, and I missed her so much. She is such a powerful, insightful and kind woman, and I’m very fortunate to have a friend like her. She also has a blog!
Alone in the City!
Last night after work I desperately needed to get out of the house… I decided to go downtown and find a Sephora so that I could go buy Lolita II by Kat Von D after Lindsay convinced me to get it on Monday. There are so many beauty bloggers that have been talking about it that I knew that I had to try it out. I basically just walked around the Bloor & Bay area for a couple hours and did some shopping in H&M and Winners. It felt so good to be in the midst of the busy downtown core, and I found some amazing things in Winners (as per usual). I missed shopping in Toronto!
I have been meaning to read Yes Please by Amy Poehler for a long time, so when I saw a copy at Winners I had to pick it up (Side note… Winners usually has amazing books at a great price. My hardcover copy was $8.99!). I made a cup of tea, lit a candle and started reading. Not only did it feel so lovely to sit down and read for a little while, but Poehler’s writing filled me with such joy! The book is absolutely hilarious! I couldn’t stop laughing out loud, and went to sleep with a smile on my face and a serious case of the giggles.
Returning home and visiting with friends and family made me feel like ‘me’ again. The past year has been a difficult one for me and I was definitely feeling a little lost by the end of it. I already feel like I found a little piece of myself while wandering around the downtown streets alone, and feel refreshed after talking to the people I love more than anything in the entire world. Toronto, I think you fixed me.
What was a high light from your week?