My Age Does Not Define Me

“You’re only 21? Wow, you don’t act your age!”

“Millennials are so entitled and lazy.”

“She is really showing her age by how she confrontational she is being with the situation.”

These are just a few things I have heard friends, family or the general public say about “my generation” or people my age. These are also just a few sentences that aggravate me to no end.

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Beginner to Brush Lettering

I have always loved to write.

When I was little, I would write short stories for fun in my bedroom. I wrote these stories as a way to pass the time when I was bored.

In school, English was always my favourite subject. I loved communicating my answers through writing and describing my perspective.

In College, I went to school for Public Relations, a program that focuses on communication and has a heavy amount of writing.

And so now, as an adult in my career, I decided I needed to find a way to write more and get back the satisfaction I feel after writing. This blog has been amazing for that, but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to channel my love for writing in a different way: the actual writing itself.

So, for Christmas, I asked for a brush lettering kit and my lovely parents bought me one and I haven’t put it down since!

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Here Comes the… Wedding Planning!

I’ve had the time of my life…

…planning our wedding! If you know me, you know I am organized beyond belief in almost every aspect of my life. Well, wedding planning has been no exception. According to my wedding planning book (aka wedding bible), I am just starting my 4-5 months out checklist. We are almost 8 months out from the actual day.

I am only able to be this ahead, though, with the help of some amazing tools.

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Stay Creative Box Reveal & Review

Subscription boxes. They are all the rage right now… You’ve probably seen FabFitFun, BarkBox or another box advertised on your social media at one point in time.

Nowadays there is a subscription box for all interests like sewing, vinyl records and book clubs. And there is a box for everyone including men, women, parents, teens, children, pets. You can find a full list of subscription boxes and reviews on My Subscription Addiction.

I finally jumped on the band wagon and tried out a subscription box – the Stay Creative Box.

Find Out What Was in my Subscription Box!

The Real Heroes

In my life, I have only volunteered a handful of times. I volunteered walking dogs and selling pop at local BBQs for my high school hours and on my own with Big Brothers Big Sisters because I loved the cause and wanted the free t-shirt.

Every time I volunteered, I was getting something in return.

Working at the Huntington Society of Canada (HSC), I’ve met so many selfless volunteers who dedicate large chunks of their time to plan, execute and debrief some amazing fundraisers.

Volunteers are the real heroes in my eyes. And here’s why.

Find Out Why Volunteers Are so Important

It’s Better When We’re Together

Well, it has been almost 6 months now since Jake and I have started living together. Sure, we lived together during the summer at my parents house, but we both worked so much and such different hours during the summer we barely saw each other.

Now, we see each other every night, every weekend and some mornings (at 4am when he is getting ready for work and I am yelling “turn off the lights”). So inevitably, our relationship has changed and of course, I have some tactics for staying sane when living with your significant other.

Find out how to not Kill your Hubby

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Time may change me
But I can’t trace time

I feel like Jake would be so proud of me for starting a post with David Bowie lyrics. But what he doesn’t know, is that I only know this song because of Lindsay Lohan’s movie Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

But no matter how I know the song, man, is it ever applicable to me right now. Let’s look at the changes in the past year of my life shall we?

Take a Journey Back in Time With Me