Goodbye 2016…

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Five hundred twenty-five thousand Six hundred minutes

Five hundred twenty-five thousand

Moments so dear

Five hundred twenty-five thousand Six hundred minutes

How do you measure – measure a year?

In daylights – in sunsets

In midnights – in cups of coffee

In inches – in miles

In laughter – in strife

In – Five hundred twenty-five thousand Six hundred minutes

How do you measure – A year in the life

(“Seasons of Love” Lyrics from the hit Broadway show “Rent”)

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Thirty + Dating = :/

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I was 22 when I started dating my now ex-boyfriend. And 1 year later (less a month) I moved into his place. I felt very “grown-up”. When I look back I realize how young I was, how young we both were. Wow! I didn’t go on a lot of dates prior to my ex, my early twenties or my teen years. And that was ok, because it wasn’t something I really gave too much thought too. I had been in a couple relationships that ended up lasting only a few months but most of my past relationships were with guys I already knew. At 30, most of the guys I know are either in a relationship, engaged or already married. Continue reading “Thirty + Dating = :/”

Thoughts On Turning THIRTY

Thoughts on turning THIRTY…

This month I hit a pretty big milestone that I was not particularly looking forward to. I turned (GULP) thirty. YIKES. No longer a twenty something…Once I got over the “shock” of turning the big 3-0 (with only a minor instance of feeling “old” when I was talking to an attractive, young twenty something at a party) I realized I’m pretty indifferent excited to be thirty. Continue reading “Thoughts On Turning THIRTY”

2014 Vision Board

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

A new year means new challenges, new opportunities and a chance to evaluate old goals and set new ones. Regardless of how your 2013 turned out or how successful you feel the year was, now is a chance to turn the page and re-align yourself with the hopes and dreams you may have thought could never happen. Writing down your goals, or creating a vision board is a great way to keep your goals in front of you and keep momentum going so that you don’t get distracted and pulled off the path to achieving your goals. Continue reading “2014 Vision Board”

Reflections on a Year

2013 was not the year I thought it was going to be. I didn’t change the world. I didn’t accomplish what I wanted to. After 2012, ‘The Year of the Break-Up’, I had big visions for 2013 to be better. Way better. I wasn’t going to be held back by anyone so there would be nothing standing in my way, right? Standing on my own two feet, accomplishing all my goals and dreams. Making a difference…  Continue reading “Reflections on a Year”

‘Jesus Is My Boyfriend’

I want to be married! In fact, at 29, I kinda already thought I would be. With one or two babes and maybe another on the way. Oh, and of course, own a house, in the country. That’s always been my dream. However, the reality is I’m single, recently out of a 6 1/2 year relationship and living at home. Oh, and no prospects in sight. You can kind of feel like you may be single forever! (Which FYI, is a REALLY long time!)

I know what I could do to change this ‘FB status’ …I could do on-line dating, ask friends to set me up, troll the aisles at Home Depot 😉 looking for eligible bachelors. Accept every invitation to every ‘event’, only going with the sole purpose of finding a potential husbund. I could even research and switch to the church with the largest single men to single woman ratio. I could try to orchestrate a ‘divine encounter’ that could lead me to picking out china patterns and baby names.  Continue reading “‘Jesus Is My Boyfriend’”

Hope Mission YEG

Hope for Everyone!
It’s easy to take everyday things we have for granted, like clean clothing, food & shelter, and expect that we will always be able to provide for these basic necessities but for many Edmontonians, this is not their reality. Their reality is having to choose between a roof over their head or food in their bellies. And for some they have neither. I don’t believe that anyone thinks they will end up in the category of ‘impoverished’ or ‘homeless’ but for the many people that do, through various situations and stories, they are not looking for a hand-out but a hand-up.  Continue reading “Hope Mission YEG”

October Confessions

October Confessions!

5. The Kardashian’s- people either love them or hate them it seems, I lean towards the ‘love’ side. I like watching their shows, they are entertaining and really seem to care about family. They make mistakes but don’t let those mistakes define them. I love their style. I follow them on twitter and would absolutely buy their products (love some of the styles from their Kardashian Kollection for Sears). I would love to meet them someday (especially Kim). Some may see spoiled, rich brats who are ‘famous for being famous’ but I see strong, beautiful, hard-working, successful woman who run a huge empire. Haters gonna hate though…

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Bullying – Amanda Todd

My heart broke when I heard the news of a young girl taking her own life last week after being bullied. No one deserves to be treated the way she was treated. And as a young girl she really must have felt that there was no end in sight, no other escape…
I’m sending out this plea, if you are a witness to someone being bullied, step up and say something! Don’t stand by while another human being is made to feel as if they are worthless! Even a kind word or reaching out to the victim so they don’t feel as if they are in this battle alone. You never know how your words or simple acts of kindness can affect a person.  Continue reading “Bullying – Amanda Todd”

Gratitude Is Contagious

 

With the Thanksgiving weekend upon us (in Canada anyway) it’s a time to get together with family and friends. Of course with Thanksgiving comes the big turkey dinner. As well as dressing/stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy,sweet potatoes with marshmallows,2 kinds of veg, salad and my favorite, pumpkin pie with a generous dollop of whipped cream! And while the food is high up in there for the ‘highlights’, what makes the weekend complete for me is the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family. No expectations or extras (like one might expect at Christmas), just time together. A chance to catch up with people in their busy lives. A chance to re-connect with those that we may have lost touch with. And a chance to reflect on how grateful and lucky we are for the people and blessings we have.  Continue reading “Gratitude Is Contagious”