…and I’m off again.

This time? Whistler. Squeezing in the last bit of summer and getting away for a girl’s weekend filled with wine, spa, and sun. See you next week!

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FINALLY!

No longer stuck in a rut. No longer making excuses. Just making it work. I finally have things to look forward to again and I am no longer feeling unmotivated. And it feels damn good. Things are looking promising on the horizon… Can’t wait to see what the future holds. Just taking it a day at a time. Baby steps, right?


Do you need adversity to gain experience?

I had an interesting chat the other day with my boyfriend. A chat, well, maybe an argument, about adversity.

As there is a relatively large age gap between us, he does have a considerable amount of “experience” on me. He has been exposed to many life”events, both negative and positive, and thus through experiencing adverse situations, has gained valuable life lessons and wisdom. I, on the otherhand, am 22 years young and don’t have as much “experience” as he does yet I think I know a lot, and have been through, a lot for someone my age. Although I haven’t been exposed to as many negative situations as he has (betrayal, backstabbing, being taken advantage of, learning from stupid mistakes, etc.), I believe my experiences thus far have been substantial for a person my age. I have been fortunate enough to have been graced a number of events in my lifetime and have been preventative of stupid decisions by witnessing my peers’ situations that have gone wrong. In fact, I think it’s generally smarter to see where my colleague’s have failed and learned from them to have that not happen to myself. In the end, I believe you don’t need adversity to have sufficient life experience.

Thoughts?


Saying farewell to summer.

As I stepped out of my house today in a dress and flip flops and I stopped completely in my tracks. The scent in the air was different. The temperature had dropped dramatically. It was official. Summer was overNo more chilled riesling on the patio or mango coconut drinks at Richmond Night Market. No more flirty dresses or shirts that I could pull off as dresses. Sigh. The time has come for me to put pants on.

Sad? Sure, but I had such a great summer and an even better start to the fall season that I can’t help but be ecstatic for the things to come! And I do apologize for the lack of posts this summer. You can blame it on the fact that 1) it was my first summer in a relationship again after four years, yippee!, 2) the files for all my pictures over the summer took so damn long to upload onto Flickr and 3) I never have access to my laptop anymore (time to go Mac?) aka I’m never at home. So… I give you yet another major catch up post WITH PICTURES, hooray! First, a few things that I wanted to write on but never got a chance:
Warrior Dash 2012
1) Warrior Dash! I SURVIVED (just like my t-shirt and medal say)! My time was 52:11:20 so I did achieve my goal of finishing under an hour, woot! The obstacles were a lot easier than I thought (think giant adult jungle gym) but the uphill killed me (why am I doing this again!?). But it was so disorganized, specifically the transportation, that I’m not sure if I would do this again. I’m thinking of perhaps doing Tough Mudder next year….but we’ll see.
Bianca and me at Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj
2) Nicki Minaj! I really meant to write a post on this. As a big Nicki fan, I was pretty disappointed in this show. As her first tour headlining, I was expecting her to perform a TON of her songs but no, what we got was her DJ playing a number of her songs while she changed her wardrobe. Good performance nonetheless.

3) ….there was something else but I seemed to have forgotten again. Oops.

And now pictures! How did I spend the latter end of my summer? By going to lots of wooded and watering areas in this beautiful province of British Columbia because I couldn’t get time off work and couldn’t afford a vacation! Hurrah! Places I went to? Davidson’s Pool in Maple Ridge,  my house in Harrison Hot Springs, and the Okanagan (Vernon, Lake Country, and Westbank).
Davidson's Pool in Maple Ridge
Karen, me, and Alaine
Harrison Lake
Sparkling Hill Resort
Sparkling Hill Resort
Predator Ridge
Sparkling Hill Resort
Gray Monk Winery
Lake Country
Quail's Gate
Sigh. Just looking at these photos makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Oh summer, until next year. Bring on the fall.


Things need to change.

Where has the zest in life gone?

It’s time for a long, overdue change. Certain aspects of my life will have to go — on hiatus or permanently. Who knows. All I know is that my life needs a major clean up.

I am afraid that I may need to see a doctor.