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December 2016


    Another Year In the Books

    Another Year In The Books

    Don’t know about you but my holiday season is always so busy! Hope you all had a great holiday. I had a lovely Christmas spent with family. Santa brought me a portable JBL Bluetooth speaker (this is an affiliate link) and some mobile lens for my phone. Since then I’ve been working away at the World Junior Hockey Championship. Now that I have a little bit of downtime to write, here I am to discuss the year that was 2016.

    Aside from the many unfortunate deaths in pop culture, 2016 had its ups and downs (as does every year). I went on vacation for the first time. At work, I finally feel accepted into a community and made great new friends because of it. I started to cross stitch. I also went through some personal relationship issues throughout the summer but came out a stronger person on the other side. Something I learned there was that at the end of the day, you are the only person who can pick yourself up off the floor. Loved ones can help make the hard times easier, but you need to be able to help yourself first.

    Second most important lesson is to NEVER blow your nose while flying in an airplane. I caught a cold right before I left California and my nose was running on the flight, so I blew it a bit before landing. My ears popped and my head felt like it was going to explode. I promise I’m not just being dramatic. After some research, I read it’s because of the pressure in the cabin. This can probably be very useful to those who fly frequently so I thought I’d share.

    I didn’t have a list of resolutions for 2016, but my main goal was to have a full time job by the end of the year. Seeing as I didn’t complete that this year, that’s going to be my goal for 2017. Hopefully this blog can help me out on that front. In January, I plan to take the time to rebrand – change the name, new logo and header, maybe get business cards done.

    For now, we have one last day left in 2016… let’s make it count! See you in 2017 🙂


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    The Happiest Place On Earth: My Week in California

    My Week in California |

    If you follow me on Instagram then you already know – I spent last week in California! I don’t even know where to begin in writing about my trip… but it was nothing short of magical. Having worked most of my summer and fall away, I thought, hey why not take a vacation? It’s about time I treat myself to some time off. A good friend of mine moved down there last year, and since I’ve never been to California (or any of the west coast really), this turned out to be the perfect opportunity to go visit her and explore.

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