So it’s March already. My trip to Europe feels like forever ago and I have started a new countdown for our next trip to Toronto and Charleston to visit friends and for a wedding at the end of May. It will be a really quick trip compared to our last but I’m so excited to be reunited with my bestie in Toronto! Plus I am really excited to see Charleston, a city I have never visited. I’m taking any tips you have for me on places to see, eat and shop in Charleston, I am definitely going to make a list of must see’s while we aren’t doing wedding things. When I found out about the wedding I had to look up the location of South Carolina in the states, I had no idea it was on the East Coast and so close to Florida! That just goes to show you I have no sense of American geography.
This winter felt like it dragged on particularly long, at least to me. I love the sunny but cold days we are having now and I can definitely see the days getting longer but it was a tough winter I found. I don’t suffer from SADD but in February I definitely felt like staying in more on the weekends and binge watching too many series to count. I’m not embarrassed by this or anything, sometimes it is what your body needs, which I think is what mine needed and life can get so busy sometimes. That is very true of my upcoming month of March, plans every weekend and two of them are away, one in Tofino and one in Vancouver. So I do look back at February and don’t feel as bad because those weekends of staying in your pjs till noon are going to be hard to come by as Spring starts and then Summer rushes in. This is one of my personal goals for the new year, to be ok with not doing anything on the weekend or to fully accept JOMO (the joy of missing out.) It is probably because I am exhausted when I get to the weekend from my early morning shifts during the week but I think it’s also because I don’t feel that urge to party on a Saturday night anymore and I am totally ok with that.
Another goal of mine for the new year was to start running twice a week. I felt that last year I was opting to go to the gym or to spin more then running outside. I love running the most but it is the hardest sometimes so I am really pushing myself to run a short distance a week and a long distance. The short distance can be anywhere between 5 to 7km and for the long distance I am slowly working my way up. I started with 8 and now I am at 11km. It makes me feel so good that I know my body can do the distances and still run at a fast pace but it also settles my mind if I am feeling anxious or nervous or sad about anything. It is the perfect cure for a bad day in my books. I am planning on doing another half marathon in the fall and maybe a shorter distance like 10-15km in the summer sometime just to keep the training up. Also I do it mainly to eat all the delicious baking I make every week!
A goal I have not managed to get to yet is this website. I really need to sit down and do an overhaul of everything, update the tabs instead of just updating the home page but this is going to take some serious time I have not found yet. So please bear with me. I am not tech savvy and this website was hard for me to make and keep up but I do love it so thank for continuing to read it and I promise I will work on it this year to make the experience more pleasant and easy to use. While talking about the website let’s also talk about social media. I am trying very hard to keep mine up to date with outfit photos, travel shots and my baking, however, it is hard to always be on the go all the time with social media. So I’m sure you have noticed my posts aren’t as frequent but I am trying to put out ones I really love instead of just something everyday. I also want to keep working at the story highlights on my Instagram page, so stay tuned, they will happen!
Finally as I am working as a baker and loving my job so much I am also trying to keep working at my career by improving my baking and trying to make new things over the weekends, like pastry! I know I love baking because I do it as my job now and still want to bake on the weekends because it gives me so much joy. So be prepared to see lots more creations. I am not sure where this will take me but I know it is important to continue working at my craft. I am also working on meal planning, not only for dinners but to also have lunches prepped for Dave and I so we don’t have to spend the limited time we have with each other making lunches before bed during the week. Speaking of this I should run to the grocery store to do the big shop! I hope you are inspired by my personal goals for the year. I like to call them that rather then New Year Resolutions, they sound less daunting right?