The best things in life require time, sacrifice and a whole lot of focus and hard work, including this blog for me. If the experiences, relationships and goals we aspired to were so easily attainable, they would be a dime a dozen. What’s worthwhile are far and few between, especially in our overzealous, “I need it right now” culture.
What elicits our deepest engagement and happiness does not come easy. It requires discipline, focus and a healthy dose of self-love.
Continue reading Anything Worthwhile Will Take More Work Than You Think
I moved to Montreal two weeks ago. It happened quickly and to be honest I had never envisioned a future in Montreal.
It was not on my radar, but an exciting career opportunity from Montreal presented itself earlier this year. A chance to step out of my comfort zone and I couldn’t ignore the professional and personal growth potential. One thing led to another, and here I am. Continue reading New Girl in Town, Montreal Edition
As the night comes to a close, in honour of Valentine’s Day, here are three quotes reminding me love and compassion go hand in hand, it requires a huge leap of faith and its reality is not free from conflict:
Continue reading Love Notes to Myself
I have a blue coat for sale. A powder blue, wool-blend winter coat. Soft, warm and fuzzy. I knew almost instantly, this delightfully chic statement coat needed to come home with me.
Continue reading Blue Coat For Sale. Making Space for Something Better.
I’m a huge bookworm but of the worst kind: many books have been bought but seldom have they been read.
Buying books on a whim, I’m either pre-ordering in advance or during one of my aimless walks through a big box retailer like Chapter’s Indigo I am easily swayed. But you see, wandering without purpose through a bookstore is fun! Finding new sections in a bookstore to secretly ‘review’ questionable material is also fun. At times, I’m also clearly judging books by the cover. The pretty graphics and dust jackets with interesting and short book summaries have often left me wanting to know more and it only made sense that I buy the book… Continue reading The History of a Terrible Bookworm
I’ve been meaning to start.
Start writing.. something.. anything but I couldn’t do it. It was on my roster for years and took years before that, to realize I even wanted to write. Finally this year I made the impossible, possible! With a little bit of nudging, a whole lot of positive self-talk and moral support from friends, family, roommate and colleagues I purchased a domain earlier in the year. Now, six months later I’m sitting down (actually lying in bed) writing this opening piece. Continue reading Where to begin? How should I start? What should I say?