You think I may have forgotten about blogging, but in all honesty, I just haven’t had any time. I’m that friend who says we should hang out, but never actually makes it out. That is my life right now.
I have been working Monday to Friday, I am taking two online classes (oh, right, I should mention that I’m enrolled in the Paralegal program…) and I am training for a 10k run.
The year has just started and I’m pretty swamped. At least, that’s how I’ve been feeling. I’m sure I’m handling it better that it feels half of the time. Do you ever just feel like there’s not enough time in a day to get through everything you need to? Sometimes I wish there were two of me, but then that is also weird and probably freak a lot of people out.
I wish I had more time for writing, or at least actually put more effort into writing. I wish I had a lot more time to do other things. I haven’t baked or done any crafting in so long. I miss doing some of my things. I hope things slow down soon, so I can do more things I enjoy.
I went out today for some personal time off. It was nice and sunny, although Vancouver is still pretty cold, it was fantastic. My sister and I explored the Tsawwassen area and found a cute little area to watch the ferries come and go.
Everyone’s writing their resolutions or have set plans for this year. One of my friends asked me what my resolutions were for this year, I didn’t even know how to answer. I figured my year would be like any year. Try and travel, try and go on more adventures, try something new. I realized, I’m a trier but rarely a do-er.
I want to save up but never do. I want to travel but never plan a trip. I want to go on adventures but find myself watching Netflix or reading. This year, I want it to be different.
I want to be financially responsible while paying off debt, I still want to manage having some fun. It’s going to take work and a lot of self-control. I will have to figure out what to give up on…maybe Starbucks…who am I kidding? It’ll probably be giving up buying clothes, lipstick and shoes. I need my Starbucks.
This year, I want to invest in myself, my mental health by taking breaks. Seeing the world and not let debt take over my life. I want to be so refreshed so that next year I’m ready to tackle the biggest but most exciting event of my life.
I have a four month plan to pay off a certain amount of debt but also save up for a trip to Nicaragua. I hope that sharing this with you, it makes me accountable, plus it would be kickass to write about it in the near future.
I will begin fully studying for the LSAT. I will save up to volunteer abroad. I just want to build a life, I’m proud of. All these things on my bucket list and I haven’t managed to cross any off in awhile because I’ve been so scared of fully committing.
I guess I’ll keep you updated. And if any of you have any financial or tips on how to conquer this, please leave me a comment!
So it’s my favourite time of year – lights shining bright, sweet-smelling homes, frosty toes and all the delicious food. There’s no other holiday that makes me smile. I enjoy all things Christmas — well, maybe not how busy malls can be and the rude attitudes of some people. Either way, Christmas brings me so much joy.
I spend hours making cards, making cookies and perfecting our household decorations. Every year, I try to beat the year before. As I’ve gotten older though, christmas means different things to me. It means more time with my family and my friends. Every one has grown in so many different ways – some have travelled, some have started families, others have left us.
Anyway, I wanted to share some things that make my Christmas special:
Crafting – I’m obsessed with making my christmas cards for my friends. I like to make every single one with details that make me think of them. I love spending time on the details, what I will write in them and my favourite part is when they let me know they’ve recieved them. I’m the corniest person you’ll ever meet, so I’ll probably write something sappy or annoyingly lame.
Decorating – As I started a new job with my own desk, christmas meant something different to me. I, not only got to decorate my room or my house, my desk was another space that I enjoyed decorating. Our department decided to decorate in the most wonderful way. Our theme was winter wonderland. Snowflakes, lights, and smiles. The reaction we received was positive, there’s nothing like seeing people light up over something so simple. I’m obsessed with decorating!
Baking – I cannot wait to start baking. It’s a problem. I will bombard my family and friends with baked goods. From gingerbread men, sugar cookies to rice krispy squares. Sometimes cakes and sometimes pies. I love to bake, there’s nothing like holiday baking. I could do this for days!
Adventures – The holidays are never short of fun things to do. Although, some can be pricey, my favourite adventure of all time is seeing people decorate their homes. I love driving around and seeing how people will go above and beyond. I also enjoy going to different malls or parks with lit up trees. I have an obsession with Christmas trees. I love them! In Vancouver, there are so many things to do. We have a Christmas Maze, Christmas Markets, Christmas scenes. There’s always something to do for everyone. I love it!
Parties – The one thing I enjoy about the holidays is our annual christmas party at my house. It’s a recently new tradition but there’s nothing like the company of my closest friends, playing games and eating everything in sight!
I’m such a goof when it comes to Christmas. I know I haven’t written in awhile, but I wanted to share what I love most about Christmas. It’s just the happiness of sharing joy with others. It’s the comfort of my knits and sweaters. The sweetness of hot cocoa and baked goods. The smile of children when they see Santa. This Christmas, I hope to spread joy. I hope to make it the best one yet.
Yikes! I have not been around to keep you updated on my life. There isn’t much to say because I’ve been so busy. But the semester is now over and all I have left are finals. Yep, Finals!
I honestly cannot believe how fast this program went, even though each month felt like it was moving at a glacial pace. I’m going to be at practicum for two weeks, so I’m not even sure if I’ll come back to writing some fun adventurous stuff for all of you. Maybe I can write about my experience!
I have a list of things I want to talk about with all of you, like how I was Vegan for 6 months or a how-to survive condensed programs….there’s a lot more. I guess I just want to cover all my bases of all I have done in the past 7 months. Darn, I still even have to finish my yoga posts….you probably think I’m a slacker. But I just got super busy to write them.
There are some things that have remained unchanged, but I’m okay with those staying like that for awhile. What hasn’t changed you ask? Oh just my love life. It’s quite non-existent, but that’s kind of on me.
Anyway, I hope to start writing again and catching up once I’m done finals! Just one more week!
I know it has been awhile since I have written a personal post, so here I am.
I just wanted to let you know how I’m doing.
Surviving the first month
One month down and only six more to go. It’s surprising how time flies. One day, I’m struggling to purchase my books, and now I’m getting ready for midterms. I’m not only able to apply the things I have learned from my degree in my courses but also the studying skills that I learned in my last year at SFU. I’ve learned to study better which has helped my succeed in my first month. I’m happy with this decision because I am closer to achieving a goal. I am not only learning about my future job, but I am also learning a lot about myself. It’s weird, yet satisfying to see yourself grow as an individual. I have seen myself grow in the areas of communication. I’m not afraid to raise my hand, to answer a question, even if I may be wrong. When I’m wrong, I know I can count on someone to teach me the right way or explain to me how I can do it better.
I do not want to make surviving sound negative because this program is not a challenge at all. Something cannot be bad for you when you love it (right?). I love what I am going to do in a few short months and where this job will take me. I will not deny that I prefer some classes over others, but that doesn’t make the experience less enjoyable. I have made two great friends in my class, both who have the same work ethic as me, who are funny and understanding. They make the experience enjoyable. We get annoyed at the same things, we find certain things hilarious that others might not get, and we are 100% focused on what we want out of this. This makes make me happy, but also, stay focused. Having them in my support/study group makes this program better.