There are definitely those days (or sometimes weeks, maybe months … years?) where nothing seems to go right. This week has been one of them. And what is there to do when you are so emotionally wrapped up in something that your brain is clouded by all logical judgment. Being torn by your heart and brain is a very difficult thing, especially when the gravity of the situation is so large. Call me a delayer of solving problems, but it is during these times I find that laughter is my best cure (mostly because I have a twisted sense of humour) and laying back, relaxing and enjoying time with friends and fam jam. Then I am able to remove myself from the situation and come back with a clear mind and heart. So here are some photos of me in my relaxed state, trying to ignore all life decisions.
Happy Tuesday and for all my fellow Canadians out there Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is always one of my favourite holidays because it reminds me to be thankful and grateful for what I have in my life. I am, for the most part, always aware of the amazing things I have been blessed with in my life and do my best to give back to those who have less: whether that be monthly donations, becoming a rematch Santa or simply surprising my loved ones with something special. I am not sure if this year more than most, or the nostalgia of the time spent with family already drifting past, but I am feeling extremely grateful and almost renewed (maybe it was just the extra day off work). Regardless of what it is, I am thankful for so much in my life, both the blessings and the lessons because each one reminds me of what I have and teaches me something that I always need to learn (even if I do not see it at the time).
There is something peaceful about being out in nature with just the fresh air and your hiking companion. Being from Calgary, I am so blessed to have the mountains at my backdoor and it has created an obsession with these rocks that I hope never goes away. Nothing like massive trees and and jagged peaks to remind you just how small you are on this big earth we call home.
After a long week away, it is nice to settle back in to the craziness of home life, and this week has already been shaping up to be one for the books. I find it is during these weeks more than ever it is best to sit back and take some moments (even if it is just a minute or two a day) for yourself. Mine have been looking out at the changing weather with a coffee in hand.
Take a break, grab a coffee and enjoy this intermission from the daily grind!
Fall is officially in full force and with it comes the crisp walks on crunchy leaves. I will admit there are certain aspects I do like about this season, for example: big blanket scarves and half off my head toques (that’s Canadian for beanie). Fall also means that it will soon be acceptable for me to pull out my Christmas sweaters and light peppermint candles (because yes, this year, I am feeling like one of those obnoxious people). But more than anything, fall for me, is a time of reflection on what is, was and what may be.
It’s amazing how quickly time flies. Sometimes I wish I could just stop certain moments even for a second longer and then there are moments I wish I could fast forward all together (don’t we all). This past week had both. As for the weekend, Saturday was spent volunteering for the greater portion of the day and then met with failed/given-up-on apple fritters. Sunday therefor meant a day of relaxation and preparation for my trip this week.