Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Hey! It's Ok

Airing My Dirty Laundry

To not like the fact that my balcony is being replaced. I understand this is something that needs to happen, but it also means that I can't use my balcony now that the warm weather has FINALLY arrived and I can't have my windows open.

That I spent yesterday watching the Big Brother Canada marathon. I had yesterday off and I had planned to spend it on my balcony, but because I couldn't...Big Brother it was. 
To be looking forward to my trip to Cuba next month with one of my best friends!

That I went to my great grandmother's house yesterday for the last time ever. I didn't have a key, so I couldn't go inside, but I was in the back yard...so many happy memories there.
To hope that the New York Rangers win their game tonight...GO RANGERS!!!!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Inspire Me- Afraid

Happy Monday!! I am lucky enough to have today off of work...yea 4 day weekend...thanks work =) Nothing too exciting planned for today; I have to pick something up at my grandmother's and then I'm going to go to my great-grandmother's house for the last time. She is no longer living there, her house has been sold and it closes in 9 days. I'm trying not to think about this too much...it's really sad for me. After that, I'm heading back to the city and am just going to relax for the rest of the day.

I had a great weekend!! Thursday after work, I met a friend for coffee...it was the first time the two of us had been out since she had her baby. Friday morning, I drove home for the weekend. My brother was also home, so it was nice to spend time with him. Lots of family time this weekend. We went to my grandmother's on Sunday for Easter and went to my other grandmother's afterwards, where I got to see my uncle and new aunt. The more time I spend with my aunt, the more I like her...she's turning out to be really funny and a lot of fun, plus super nice. I also met a friend for coffee...always nice to catch up.

Something else I did this weekend? I booked a trip to Cuba for May!!! I'm going with the friend I had coffee with while I was home. We have been talking about this trip for months and have been patiently waiting for everything to align so we could go...it FINALLY happened!! I'm so excited and can't wait!!

I have a crazy week ahead of me...this is my work other half's last full week with us, so it'll be busy getting ready for her to leave and getting a handle on her files. I have a couple of alumni meetings this week and Brock Alumni have been in a trivia team at a local pub! It should be a ton of fun...really looking forward to it. 

As always, so inpsiration to help me get through the week:

I have a high pressure, stressful job. With my colleague leaving and some restructure within our organization, I am now expected to do the job of three people. My job has recently become more pressure and more stress. I am taking on too much responsibility. But I can't be afraid to try. I know that I am good at my job and I know that I can handle everything that is being thrown my way. I need to remind myself to have faith in myself and faith that it will all work out. I need to remind myself not to be afraid to try...because if I don't try, I can't succeed.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Life Update- Friends, Time Off & Toronto Raptors

I can't believe it's only Thursday! This has been such a long week and it's only half over! In the midst of the craziness of this month, I realized I didn't do a life update for March! 

March started off with my uncle getting married! I've mentioned this a few time already, including here. It was surprising news, but happy news. My new aunt is great...I really like her and she clearly makes my uncle happy. The Monday after my uncle got married, I had the day off so I saw my psychic friend for a Reiki session. It was nice to see her again and to chat...she's so interesting! 
Work was full of meetings- staff, team and two community partner meetings. I also had an event for work...a whiskey tasting! This was such a fun event and the first time I worked on it! We had a great turn out and everyone really enjoyed themselves!

I also had two sorority meetings and a program themed for St Patrick's day. It was lot of fun, even if my team didn't win the trivia game. I meet a long time friend for coffee and had Girls Night with a friend in the city, where we drank champagne and watched Bridesmaids. 

The highlight of my month, would have to be the Toronto Raptors game! I won tickets through Brock Alumni and was able to go with a friend of mine. We had fantastic seats! It was the first NBA game I had ever been too. It's always fun to go to Toronto and the game was pretty good, even though the Raptors didn't win. After the game, we drove to Guelph where we met my friends brother and her boyfriend for dinner. It was a really fun Sunday. 

Speaking of basketball...I don't follow basketball or do a March Madness bracket, but I randomly picked Kentucky to win, just because they were the only team that I knew was in the tournament. They made it all the way to the final! So that was a pretty good pick on my part.

I actually took a ton of time off this month. I took a day off and had breakfast with a friend from university, who happens to live near me! I saw his brother at a Brock Alumni event in February and he reconnected us. It was great to spend time with him and get caught up. I took a Thursday-Friday off mid-month and didn't do much, just stuff around the city and my apartment. 

I also took 10 days off at the end of the month, went up to my families second home. I spent the first 3 days with my dad and grandma, it was nice to spend time with them. I spent the rest of the week relaxing, reading and watching tv. I met a friend and former co-worker for breakfast, where I got to hear about some research she's doing and I had dinner with my psychic friend. I had a nice visit with another friend, who owns a holistic centre, where I also had reflexology done. She also did a tarot card reading for me, where I was told that I need to take more time for myself and spend more time relaxing. Unfortunately it was cold and snowy the whole time, so I ended up spending a lot of time inside.

Even with all my time off (10 work days plus weekends), I still had a lot going on in March. The month flew by...but it was great to have so much time for friends this month.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Hey! It's Ok

Airing My Dirty Laundry

To have had a blast in Toronto on the weekend. I was celebrating my uncle's marriage. I also got to see a few of my cousins and my brother, meet my cousin's boyfriend and had a great conversation with my new aunt...I really like her,

That my uncle told me, even though he's married now, we will still have our summer ritual. My uncle randomly texts me on a Saturday morning to see if I'm at my family's second home and if I want to go out for lunch. He drives the 3ish hours to have lunch with me and then heads back.
To be thinking of a dear friend and wishing him a speedy recovery.

That I'm starting to make my apartment mine. It only took almost 2 years. But it's finally happening. I'm slowly adding pieces of furniture and items that are making my place feel like mine.
To like the new show Friends With Better Lives. It's been compared to Friends and even has a former Friends writer as the creator. While a lot of people/critics don't like this...I've been looking for a current show to love as much as I loved Friends, so I'm ok with it.