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!
A few years ago I saw a really interesting clip from part of the Steve Harvey Show. The episode was about love and marriage with Pastors Rich and DawnChere Wilkerson (who preformed Kim and Kanye’s wedding, by the way).
In the episode they talk about love languages and how important it is to speak your partner’s love language.
“You’re only 21? Wow, you don’t act your age!”
“Millennials are so entitled and lazy.”
“She is really showing her age by how she confrontational she is being with the situation.”
These are just a few things I have heard friends, family or the general public say about “my generation” or people my age. These are also just a few sentences that aggravate me to no end.
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!
I’ve had the time of my life…
…planning our wedding! If you know me, you know I am organized beyond belief in almost every aspect of my life. Well, wedding planning has been no exception. According to my wedding planning book (aka wedding bible), I am just starting my 4-5 months out checklist. We are almost 8 months out from the actual day.
I am only able to be this ahead, though, with the help of some amazing tools.
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.
So far, 2017 has been my favourite year. Lots of changes happened, but all the good changes that you hope will happen at some point in your life!
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.
May I introduce you to the love of my life. No, not Jake.
Yes, my cat.
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.