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?
As someone who travels for short stints across the border or locally, it’s not hard to believe that we have a separate travel/go bag for our short getaways (more on the detailed contents of our go bag here). I recently decided that my bathroom essentials could use a little more organization and DIYed it.
If you work, live or have talked to me in the last month you are likely aware that I have joined Planet Fitness. My fitness goals have not been met this year and I needed to make some new plans to start on the right track again. The answer – Planet Fitness.
In North America, we have many, many clothing brands – Gap, Old Navy, Abercrombie, Hollister, Guess, Adidas, Lululemon, Nike, etc. As a former teen, I can say that brands are related to social status in school (though they shouldn’t be). But now that I’m an adult, brands for the sake of brands have zero impact on my clothing choices.
The people who know me well know that I have a little bit of an obsession with organizing – that generally means a neat, well-labeled, efficiently implemented processes that makes logical sense to most humans. I’d say I’m a little more obsessive than most regarding where to put items and how to organize ‘stuff’. But I’ve come to discover that my slight OCD hardly compares to some of systems implemented by others… One system in particular is the labeling done by my better half.
Have you ever received that little something from your partner that makes your day a bit brighter? Sometimes it’s a special event, sometimes it’s a new product, but most of the time (in our case), it’s food – specifically the little snacks. Those make the biggest impact on how my day is going to play out.
As a child, I loved playing video games and remember playing The Lion King as early as age 3 on Super Nintendo. When I was in the double digits, I would come home after school, finish my homework (because the rule was, homework first) and then game until bed. I remember spending entire weekends playing The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong on my N64. Those were the days….
A millennial woman with 'old school' values, working my way through life in Canada and traveling when I can afford to. Seeking out my passions one day at a time.