Sunday, October 23, 2011

Three cheers for 'real' people

I've been pondering this for quite a while, the concept of what makes a 'real' person. Of course you exist in the physical and lately, online, sense. But there's more to just physically occupying space in the world.

Real people are those genuine souls who are the same person from work to play, from online to face-to-face. People who don't misrepresent who they are and what they like. Folks who know who they are inside and out and embrace it. Someone who says something and you know you can take them (and keep them) at their word.

I spent quite a few years growing up and then in certain relationships trying to be what I thought the other person wanted from me and I realized that inevitably I always end up unhappy. So a few years ago I decided to just be ME and love all of the quirks that make me different than others. I've found it's connected me with a lot of people who are like minded as me. Thank you friends for liking me for who I am and for not trying to change me.

So now I ask you: Are you a 'real' person?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I'm thankful for.....

A little late with this post but here goes anyway! Last weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada and as usual I headed home to Saskatchewan to spend some time with my family. I am truly thankful for them because over the years as we've grown up, grown old, grown apart we still manage to be the same loving people that we all started out as.

I've spent a lot of time away from these amazing people and away from my home province and it just makes me miss them and love them more. Thank you family for the wonderful values you've instilled in me, for the ambition I'm blessed with and for the support with each new challenge I tackle.

My furry little friend (Sassy) enjoying some sun!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's been a while....

...and I've been feeling really guilty about it. Friends it's kind of sad when you don't even have time to write about all the great things you've been working on, the epiphanies you've been having and the things that put a smile on your face.

Between work, my studies and full-time volunteering it's a scramble to fit in a proper sleep but I'll try to chime in more often. As always, got some bloggy inspiration from a friend that I've never met but she has changed my life with her daily views on the world (thank you Lou Lou)!

I want to say thank you to all of you friends who stick with my random thoughts and not-so-adventures. You're the best friends ever!

Happy 30th Miss Meow!

It's birthdays galore for my girlfriends and next in line was my bestie Courtney (aka Miss Meow). She's just one of the loveliest lights you could ever find in the world and I'm so happy that we've become friends (after she used to make me cry when we worked together at Starbucks). I'm so blessed to have friends like you and to be able to celebrate milestones like these.