Artist’s blood runs in my veins. My mother has always been an artist, starting out in window display and design at a young age. Although she was unable to pursue art as a career through-out most of her life, she now enjoys watercolour painting at her leisure. My dad too is an artist, working with bricks, stone and wood for over 20 years, creating landscape designs for his clients. And I too have always had a passion for creative efforts – I loved art class and nearly pursued graphic design in college. Now, I channel my creativity through photography.
We’re celebrating our first anniversary this week! One year after becoming a Mrs., I’m finally ready to share a few things about our ‘wedding’. What was so special about our ‘wedding’ you might ask? Well, we had exactly 0 guests. Yes, no witnesses, no fuss and low stress.
What motivates you to try harder, explore further and be the best you can be? Sometimes it’s role models who have said or done something worth mentioning that inspires others to pursue their own dreams. Here are 50+ hand-picked quotes that have inspired me over the years and continue to drive my passions and desires – starting with travel quotes of course!
Social media is a great avenue to share your photos, thoughts and personal content, and offers the ability to connect with and inspire people globally. However, the popularity of social media and the pressure to get more views or likes by featuring unique content is creeping closer and closer to danger…
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.
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.