Bonus holiday weekend for those of us who carry two passports! Friday was Canada Day. Yes, I know Canadians aren’t typified as flag-waving, fireworks blasting patriotic like Americans, but in our hearts, we’re absolutely fervent about our homeland. I always wear a maple leaf on July 1st and wish I was home – but I know that the party north of the border is nothing like the party in the lower 48 three days later.
A whirlwind of activity. Maybe not for someone who has a life or kids, but for me, May and the first week of June have been busy!
On Tuesday night I sat down with my notebook and wrote out a list of things that need to be done in the next several weeks. April and May will be crazy this year!
In January of 2015 I had a fresh leather bound notebook to record the usual New Year list of promises to myself. Get organized! Lose weight! Don’t just sit in front of the tv at night! My life revolved around work, attempts to keep the house presentable, and staring mindlessly at the TV.
Before I start
making resolutions setting goals for 2016, I figured I should spend a few minutes taking stock of the last year. You know what they say, you have to pat yourself on the back once in a while! Read more
On Friday, Corporate HR sent out a notice that jeans would be permissible not just on Fridays but every day because ‘you’ve told us that casual dress improves productivity.’ (There are countless articles/blog posts/journals arguing for either casual or “professional” business attire, but my employer is leaning towards the relaxed end of the spectrum in an effort to be a workplace of choice for millennials – but that’s just my opinion 😉 .) Read more
My birthday falls at the end of June, almost exactly half-way through the calendar year. When I was a kid I felt blessed because I had a day of presents every six months. I always thought my birthday fell at the perfect time! Now, as an adult, I look at my birthday a bit differently. I see it as a day to sit back to reflect on the past year, while planning for the new second-half of the year! Read more
Sometimes I feel like a broken record. Same old goals, and commitments that I don’t honour. Read more
It’s Sunday afternoon and I have just completed a super successful clean out of my apparel. Yes – it is KonMari Method weekend! If you’re not familiar with Marie Kondo, check out my last post here. )
I know everyone wants pictures … so here are a couple of teasers. Read through the full post for my experiences, lessons learned, and photos of my drawers and closets at the end of the process. Read more