If you have a significant other in your life and/or co-habitat together, then you have likely discussed starting some shared traditions. Even if you aren’t a couple (close friends, roommates, siblings, etc.), traditions can be adopted in all relationship types and for many reasons.
Winter in Canada generally includes blistering cold days filled with an abundance of snow, fewer daylight hours and lots of warm layers. For me and for a few other Canadians who aren’t eager to endure the cold weather or engage in most winter sports, that means many days ‘hibernating’ lay ahead.
I think the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines photogenic best: “suitable for being photographed especially because of visual appeal” because it doesn’t state that the subject needs to be attractive in terms of physical attributes, but rather that they have features that are visually appealing. To often, we compare ourselves to the standards set by society with regards to our physical features (myself included), but this view is warped and should not set how we see ourselves.
Anyone who knows me knows I love food. And some food resonates with me more than others – some are comfort food. And some of these food choices are better enjoyed at certain times of the year, like having a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup on a cold winter’s day. The taste, warmth and ambiance enjoyed with the food simply makes me feel content.
By phone call, text, Facebook messenger, Hangouts, Skype, in person and even by good ‘ol written letter – there are so many ways to connect with those you care about. The question is, do you? In a world where we are so accessible, it’s nearly impossible to go without contact for even an hour. Most people expect your reply within hours, minutes or even seconds depending on the medium. One of the things I don’t understand is, since we’re so easily connected to each other, why don’t we keep in touch more often?
I’m working my way through life in Canada and traveling when I can afford to explore beyond the border. Sharing my tips, trips, opinions and rants on life and travel in the meantime.