Happy New Year! Resolutions and Goals for 2018

Welcome to 2018! I always find the idea of a new year very exciting. A new beginning, time to reset and refocus. Not that I necessarily ever actually achieve any of my new years resolutions, it is nice to take some time and reflect on how you’d like your year to go, what your vision is. I think I’ve gotten a bit better over the years though at setting more realistic and achievable goals, I don’t expect to somehow be transformed into a Victoria’s Secret model by the end of the year anymore! Continue reading

Pregnancy Update: Weeks 22 + 23

It feels like shit is starting to get real. It’s crazy to think that in the next couple of weeks if the baby were to be born she could potentially survive. Obviously I would like her to stay in there a while longer and I’m not trying to trivialize the experience of parents with pre-term babies. But, it does make it feel more real, like she’s a real squirmy baby in there rather than a little tadpole, alien thing.  Continue reading

Pregnancy Update: Weeks 20 and 21, plus Gender Reveal!

As you can see I’ve been keeping a pregnancy journal just for myself and I’m a little behind on my updates for the blog, I’m 22 + 5 as I write this post. I’m hoping to continue this journal as a baby book once the baby arrives, and yes I know my writing is illegible, my partner Greg tells me that all the time! I’m not super artistic, but I’m inspired by all the amazing bullet journal artists there are out there, do a search for bullet journal (or ‘bujo’) on Instagramm or Pinterest and you’ll see what I mean!

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30 Countries Before 30 and other life goals

With my 30th birthday fast approaching I’ve been trying to distract myself with some before 30 challenges. I’m not really one to freak out about birthdays and getting older, but for some reason 30 is coming at me hard and fast. I don’t think it’s the number per say as much as this idea in my head of what life is supposed to be like when you’re 30. When I was younger and thought of a thirty year old I thought of someone who owned a house, was settled into a reliable career and probably had a baby or two. Maybe they lived in the suburbs and they probably had no fashion sense and a mom haircut. Obviously reality is always different than what you imagine when you’re young, I once thought 20 was old after all. But I also think the world is changing, at least if you live in a city in a western country. People have kids much later now, out of all my friends, only two have kids and one of them is a few years older than me. This idea of settling down doesn’t exist in the same way. People in their 30’s still care about fashion and go out for dinner at hot new restaurants. Not to mention that the real estate market in Toronto is insane, so you’ve got to be making well into 6 figures in order to buy a house. Continue reading