16 Highlights From 2016

Dec 18, 2016 by

A lot of people are calling down 2016 and are ready to move on to the next chapter. While I understand why this is the general sentiment, it actually wasn’t a horrible year for me. School-wise, I started my 4th and final year of optometry. Travel-wise, I visited countless new places, including three new countries and spent the bulk of this year outside Canada exploring. And personally, my guy and I have started a final countdown to the end of long distance for good! Here’s a look at some of my favourite highlights from 2016 in (basically) chronological order.   1. I turned 30, yo. My lovely friends and I went to Proof for fancy cocktails. I got wastey-pants, and the hangover the next day reaffirmed my status as a thirty year old. More...

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Though It’s Been Said Many Times, Many Ways…...

Dec 5, 2015 by

  Currently looking forward to: Drinks with my favourite, beautiful cousins. All the rum nog with my dad. Being somewhere frigidly and bitingly cold. Staying warm by the fire (probably with rum nog). Smelling the Christmas tree. Hearing the crunch of snow under my feet. Squeezing my grandparents. Squeezing my little baby niece who gets cuter by the day. Wrapping presents (probably with rum nog). Having my mum cook for me. Spending all day wrapped in a snuggie, sporting cozy slippers. Cross-country skiing with a friend. Baking (probably with rum nog). The noise of a full house on Christmas Eve. The smell of incense at midnight mass (if we stay awake for it this year). Christmas music on Christmas morning, eggs Benedict and hot coffee.   Day to day, I don’t have a problem...

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What’s The Big Hairy Deal?...

Aug 1, 2015 by

  Just under 5 years ago, I went from long curly locks and fringe to this in a matter of moments:     I had always wanted to try short hair before I finally went for the big chop, and I wanted to do it while I was young, since short hair seems to be the go-to cut for women of a certain age. Leave it to me to be contrary. It is kind of weird to look at these pictures because despite having wanted short hair and having kept it for many months, I don’t think of myself as a short hair gal. That girl almost doesn’t look like me. The original haircut was inspired by Carey Mulligan and this cute ‘do. Since my head/face is not the same shape as hers, my hair dresser...

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Treacherous Winter Getaway

Feb 18, 2015 by

Yeesh, it’s been a while since I posted. Truth is, I got totally swallowed up by 3 midterms in one week and then the boyf came to visit for reading week. He’s gone now, and I’m no longer wiped out from trying to become a doctor. I have a little breathing space to catch up on my blogging, reading, studying and general overall being… until next week when the mayhem starts up again. While my guy was here visiting, we took a little road trip getaway for a night. We ventured to Huron County and feasted our eyes on Ontario’s Lake Huron. The whole trip was wonderful and charming… until the highways were shut down due to a snowstorm. We were driving on said highways while they were in the midst of being shut...

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All The Liebe

Jan 14, 2015 by

Wow! If I’ve done my math correctly (and we should never trust my mental math), this is the third time I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award. Last year, I was nominated twice and answered 22 questions in one go, and this year, Kristen from A Gypsy Breeze put me in her list of nominees. I’m going to break the rules here and not nominate anyone or come up with my own questions (only because I’ve done these relay type posts a number of times) but I will answer the questions! Just a little gratuitous rambling. Here are the 11 questions. 1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Lord have mercy on us all right now. I’ve lived in Canada (Winnipeg and Waterloo), and I’ve lived in...

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Lend Me Your Ears

Feb 3, 2014 by

  The best part about what I am about to tell you is that I actually don’t need to explain myself. When I first started telling friends and family about the decision I had made, I got a lot of mixed reactions. Some sad. Some confused. Some worried. Some happy. Some unquestioning. Some supportive. It has been a real mix of facial expressions and words being tossed my way, and thus far, I have juggled them and promptly tossed the person’s feelings back at them to deal with. I have only my own feelings and state to deal with, and that’s the beauty of this decision.     I believe the universe speaks to us. I would even go so far as to say that we are all psychics. Every single one of us...

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