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Monday, January 23, 2017

The Personal is Political

I know political posts can be divisive but I must comment on the Women's March this past weekend. It was so heart -warming to see people from all walks of life stand up together against hateful rhetoric. It was truly remarkable to see Marches in every American state and international countries including Canada (where I reside). While there were many (very valid) critiques of the March, I believe at its core, the March represented solidarity, resistance to hatred and that change is in the hands of the people! 

I believe whole-heartedly in inclusiveness and best chances for all, and I sincerely hope that the March is just the beginning of a world with both. 
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Image:  Kimothy Joy




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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Winter Reads

We're well into Winter and with the sun going down so early these days - I'm always ready to turn in with a great book. I have a huge pile of books on my nightstand waiting to be read! Last year I challenged myself to read 30 books, and I only got about halfway to my goal before completely giving up. 

This year I've reset my goal to 30 books and hope to complete it this year. There are a lot of great books being released this year so I'm definitely looking forward to that. I put together a short list of books I'm currently reading and will read in the near future!


To keep up with my reading challenge, follow me on Goodreads!


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Monday, January 2, 2017

January Goals!

I'm trying something new and setting little monthly goals for the duration of the year. Each month I'll check in with the previous month's goals and set some new ones. January is generally a rough month because it's so freezing cold, the holiday magic is gone and the reality of the daily grind sets in.

This month I set up some fun (in my opinion) goals for myself. Things I know I can realistically complete before I start challenging myself for the rest of the year.


I'm pretty excited to get started with everything this month! What goals have you set to get yourself going for 2017?

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Looking to the future

Today we are on the heels of a new year and honestly, I feel super weird about it. Like many people, this year has had a lot of challenges and very few triumphs. After some reflection on the past and thought to the future, I've carved out some goals that I will commit myself to achieving in the new year.



One // Back to blogging
I love blogging. It's great to have a space that is completely my own and it's even better that people want to share that with me! 2016 did not leave a lot of room for the blog and it was pretty devastating.in 2017, I will return to consistent posting of quality content. 

Two // Travel
I traveled here and there this year, but I think I'm ready for a lot more! Canada is celebrating 150 years of confederation and all national parks have free admission. I hope to visit as many places as I can (Banff is #1 on my list) and document it on the blog. 

Three // Save 
I was at the bank yesterday, and a teller told me I'm the perfect age to start saving for retirement. Retirement is not really something I think about considering I've barely started my career - but after speaking briefly with an advisor I realize that it is important to start saving early! I made an appointment and can document that here as well.

Four // Workout 
I've been working out semi-consistently for the past little while and I love it! It's such a great feeling when you realize that you're becoming stronger over time. Currently, I'm using BBG with weight training, but I'm thinking I'd like to start training for a short run or something along those lines next year!

Five // Heal
Full disclosure: I've experienced a lot of emotional trauma for the past 6-7 years. It is very, very, very difficult to live with this - and in 2017 I really hope to start undoing a tangled web of pain. I am so grateful for the people who I can rely on for support, and I'm sure 2016 would have been much worse without them. I've learned one step forward is still forward - and that's the direction I'd like to move in.


I'm feeling hopeful for 2017, but I also know that I have a lot of work to put in. I hope you'll join me for the ride!

xoxo


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