All posts tagged: local

New Year’s New Beginning

Happy New Year! I have to admit that I’m a total sucker for New Year’s! I love the idea of wrapping up everything (good and bad) from the previous year, letting it go, and moving forward. “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” –Rainer Maria Rilke Looking back at 2016 there were some AMAZING things! My husband and I bought out first home, sent a sister off to University, watched three more siblings graduate, helped my brother and his Fiancé move into their first home, found out my husband’s diagnosis was incorrect and actually non-existent and so so much more! There are, of course, the not so awesome things but these come with the good. Now, 2017! My biggest goal is to minimize. Minimize things (we’ve been in this house since May so HOW is it already full of crap!?), minimize stress, minimize workloads, minimize worries etc. I’ve realized that until I make some extra room in my life that I can’t possibly take on anything else. So …

“If you Force yourself to go Outside, Something Wonderful Always Happens!”

There is a unique thrill from visiting a new city. I love packing up the car or hopping on the train and patiently waiting to arrive. The scenery slowly changes as you get closer to your destination and you anticipate the differences. Is the architecture different? Is there different plant life? What is there to see? However, you don’t necessarily need to visit a different city to see something new. Last week my Husband took me on a local boat tour of the 1000 Islands. The weather was perfect and the scenery was even better and it was only 10 minutes away from our house! We’re currently living in a smaller city than our hometown but even though it’s “smaller” there’s still a lot to see! Summer has officially blossomed here and the city has buzzed back into life. There is much to experience, you just have to be willing to find it. I think that this idea is captured perfectly by one of my favourite Humans of New York portraits. The photo is of a 93 year old woman named Mary who says: “If you …