When Jake and I were planning our wedding, we made the decision to postpone our honeymoon and not take it directly after the big day. We made this decision because it would give us time to save for a better, bigger trip and because Jake was still in school for his apprenticeship at that point so we wanted to wait until he finished. (And I recommend this option to anyone that will listen because it made the post-wedding blues much easier to handle!) So, on June 16, 2019 we headed out for our greatest adventure – our Thailand honeymoon!
Welcome to 2019! Is it just me or is there something shiny and exciting about a fresh start to a new year? Not knowing what lies ahead (good or bad) but forging on anyways to continue your story!
I feel like we’ve all become a little cynical… All over social media I’m seeing these kinds of memes:
But I refuse to give in to the negative expectations! We’ve got 365 days in 2019 to experience and if 2018 was any indicator for me, anything can happen!
While I’ve never been one to make New Year’s Resolutions – or any goals for that matter… On report cards I used to always get in trouble for leaving the “goals” section blank – I’ve decided to set some for 2019. But I’m calling them New Year’s Maybes instead. Because New Year’s Resolutions sounds too concrete and I just can’t make that sort of commitment!
So, here are my five New Year’s Maybes I’ve made for 2019!
What. a. year.
2018 was a crazy one, to say the least. It was the year that I started as a Nobes and will be ending as a Spencer! What’s crazier than that?
Here are just a few big things that changed in just 12 months in my life…
Jake and I recently had the most amazing opportunity to travel to England with his family. The main reason for the trip was to celebrate our dear family friend’s wedding on the Saturday, but we decided to also extend the trip into the week after to do some exploring together. It was a jam-packed, adventurous, exciting, tiring and wonderful experience that I miss dearly already!
I have always loved to write.
When I was little, I would write short stories for fun in my bedroom. I wrote these stories as a way to pass the time when I was bored.
In school, English was always my favourite subject. I loved communicating my answers through writing and describing my perspective.
In College, I went to school for Public Relations, a program that focuses on communication and has a heavy amount of writing.
And so now, as an adult in my career, I decided I needed to find a way to write more and get back the satisfaction I feel after writing. This blog has been amazing for that, but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to channel my love for writing in a different way: the actual writing itself.
So, for Christmas, I asked for a brush lettering kit and my lovely parents bought me one and I haven’t put it down since!
Subscription boxes. They are all the rage right now… You’ve probably seen FabFitFun, BarkBox or another box advertised on your social media at one point in time.
Nowadays there is a subscription box for all interests like sewing, vinyl records and book clubs. And there is a box for everyone including men, women, parents, teens, children, pets. You can find a full list of subscription boxes and reviews on My Subscription Addiction.
I finally jumped on the band wagon and tried out a subscription box – the Stay Creative Box.
April 24, 2017. 8 months ago. The date of my last blog.
But don’t worry – I’m baaaack!
In my life, I have only volunteered a handful of times. I volunteered walking dogs and selling pop at local BBQs for my high school hours and on my own with Big Brothers Big Sisters because I loved the cause and wanted the free t-shirt.
Every time I volunteered, I was getting something in return.
Working at the Huntington Society of Canada (HSC), I’ve met so many selfless volunteers who dedicate large chunks of their time to plan, execute and debrief some amazing fundraisers.
Volunteers are the real heroes in my eyes. And here’s why.
Well, it has been almost 6 months now since Jake and I have started living together. Sure, we lived together during the summer at my parents house, but we both worked so much and such different hours during the summer we barely saw each other.
Now, we see each other every night, every weekend and some mornings (at 4am when he is getting ready for work and I am yelling “turn off the lights”). So inevitably, our relationship has changed and of course, I have some tactics for staying sane when living with your significant other.
It may just be St. Patrick’s Day today, but I feel like I’m all Irish’ed out from my celebrations this past Sunday, March 12. No, I am not referring to an epic party of some sort. I am referring to the 5K I took part in.
Don’t worry, you read that right, no one has taken over my blog without me knowing… I participated for the Huntington Society of Canada, my new job. And like always, I dragged Jake with me.