If you have actually seen my homepage recently, you might be familiar with the few updates I have noted for 2019. This is more of a FYI post for readers to know what’s coming up and what to expect from Nicole Buzzing moving into 2019.
I had the unfortunate displeasure of dealing with a ExploreTrip.com when booking my April flights to Quito over the last couple of weeks and I want to WARN anyone booking a flight to pay very close attention to the third party selling you that ticket, because if it’s ExploreTrip.com, RUN, don’t walk, away because it’s not worth the headache!
I’m big on disproving stereotypes and all for strong and independent women! Ladies who think they are princesses and are afraid to get their hands dirty or lift a finger are creatures I will never understand. I wish more women would voice their opinions and stand up for their beliefs, but it is still not uncommon for them to remain silent due to lack of confidence or for fear of ridicule or being different. I want to give a boost to those women – to tell them just to “try it” – you can do it and you might even surprise yourself!
Having lived with my now husband for five years this year, I think I have had a decent amount of exposure to the complex inner-workings of boy brains. Each one unique and a mystery though they are, we as women can only begin to fathom understanding the tip of this iceberg…
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?
Everyone has a running to do list, but creating a ‘big picture’ list of life-time goals is a separate list – one that takes years, and sometimes an entire life time, to achieve. I share my long-term list publicly to help inspire others and also track the goals that I have achieved already.
Why do we hold on to things so long? Things we don’t need or may not even be useful, but just can’t let go of. Baby toys, old notebooks, clothes, etc. What human bone in our body makes us keep all of these items, even those that make no sense to hold on to?
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.