Thursday, May 12, 2016

It's not Mother's Day anymore, but I'm still thankful for my Mother

So, it turns out I am a terrible, terrible person at keeping promises considering I haven't blogged in 8 days. Thankfully, you haven't missed much since then. 

The main thing I am sad I didn't get the chance to blog about is Mother's Day. Although I did not get home this year I still think it is important to acknowledge how important my mom is to me. She knows it, everyone close to me knows it, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to let everyone else know it as well. 

(Mom and I) 

My mom has been my best friend for as long as I can remember. She has been the person that has seen me through every tear shed, tough decision and exciting time I have had. She has been the first person I call when I have any good news, bad news or when I am bored and just want to chat with someone. 

(three generations) 

I think I am lucky because my mom has always made my home a welcoming place. I have never felt like it was a big deal to bring a boyfriend home, or have friends stay for as long as they want. If I ever have children I know for a fact that I want them to feel that their house is a place where they can hang out, relax or just be around without feeling stressed or like its an inconvenience. 

 (she is a great mom to my puppy too) 

I think the main reason I feel so thankful for my Mom is that she has not only dealt with me for the past 20 years, but helped me grow so much as an individual. I can now look back and see when I was being difficult, unreasonable or just a bitch - for lack of a better word. And she has handled my moods, tears and crankiness with total grace. Teaching me that I was acting in a less than desirable way and that is not the type of person I want to be. Having the ability to grow up the way I have is something I will forever be so thankful for. 

(xoxox) 
So now that you have all read about how great my momma is, I'll end this post! Matt and I are going home to visit her! I will try to have a weekend recap post up on Monday. But realistically maybe Tuesday. Hope you all have a great weekend! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

find what you love

I think my favourite thing to talk to anyone about is something they are passionate about. I could listen to people talk for hours upon hours without saying a word if you can see their eyes light up and the genuine excitement in their voice. I don't think there is anything happier or more exciting than someone knowing exactly what they love and pursuing their passion. I know too many people who chose a practical path, something that they "should" want to do, what pays well or what they are told they should do.

However, I also know people who have chosen to follow their heart, their passion and something that can excuse them and they can talk for hours about. I think that is one of the most wonderful things. Nothing makes me a prouder friend than when I can see someone I love following their passions and dreams. 

I have a friend who is super into videoing and directing things, and he was the first person who ever made me realize this feeling. That something could be that important to you, that you can find something and it can change your life. You can check out his path to making his passion his career here, and see the genius I see in him. Its actually listening to him that made me want to start blogging again! 
(Am I bloggy yet??) 

The problem with this love of listening to peoples passions is that it makes me wonder what mine is. I have so many interests and hobbies, but I don't know if there is anything that excites me as much as I have seen some people get. The closest I have is blogging, and that is because I can talk about whatever I want. I like putting my thoughts on anything out there and having people comment back and interact with me. Hopefully I can grow on this and turn it into something that makes my eyes sparkle when I talk about it. 
(there is a 90% chance I only like blogging because I have an excuse to take pictures like this) 

Anyways, this marks two days in a row I have blogged and I hope thats a good sign! 



Monday, May 2, 2016

I'm Back!! - I Hope

It's been so long since I posted that I forget how I am even suppose to start one of these! 
I wish that this distance hadn't happened, but life happens and here we are. So, How about a quick catch up? 

I know that I posted sporadically a couple times, but I guess since I was really posting it has been a little over six months!

(one of my roommates, Sarah) 

Blogging is something that is hard to do unless you know you have the time and energy to devote to daily or at least every second daily posts, and I just did not have that kind of time on my hands during the past semester as much as I wish I did.
(so happy I got to see my parents over easter!)

I also was not in the right frame of mind. Although this is my space to write what is important to me, or what I want to write about I also want to be careful that I don't get into a bitch, bitch, moan, bitch or whiney place which would not be fun for me to write and would be even less enjoyable for you all to read. And which I haven't necessarily found my niche yet, I know it will not be a bitch it out or complain all the time blog. It also will not be a style/ fashion blog. I am painfully unfashionable.
(my lovely mother)

So for now I am just going to write about what is fun for me, and what is important to me. I am happy to say I am in a wonderful place right now in all aspects of my life. I have fab roommates, great friends, a sweet boyfriend and I am lucky enough to be doing a major I genuinely enjoy. If only I could find a job for the summer / rest of my life I would be happy as a clam. Which is apparently really happy since its a tired old cliche.
(had to put this guy in)

So hopefully we will get to talk to each other a lot more frequently now that I am in a good place and have good things and ideas to write about! Feel free to comment/ email/ message/ pigeon carry me any ideas, comments or concerns!

PS - i have just littered this blog with some pictures of my life over the past few months!