Thursday, October 30, 2014

Colonel Chris Hadfield

My mom won tickets to see "Out this World: Chris Hadfield at the Confederation Center of the Arts".  She gave the tickets to Kayla and I and we went on the afternoon of October 30th.  I just loved every minute of it.  Chris was such a great and inspirational speaker.  I love that he started his journey with a dream and worked so hard to achieve it, despite feeling that he might not accomplish it.  But he did, he became an astronaut and he went to space!  The most interesting thing that I took from his speech was how well spoken he was when he responded to some questions from the audience.  Someone asked him how he felt about his spirituality now that he had been to space.  He responded so profoundly stating that he would not share his own beliefs, but that going to space did increase his spirituality, and I just thought that was so amazing.  We live in such a "politically correct" society right now, but I am happy to know that people still believe in something, whatever it may be.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

we are good

I needed to read this today, thanks taza

i think we need to take the time to tell ourselves we are good people.  good mothers.  good wives and friends and women.  we have to believe it ourselves, and not apologize for who we are (i find myself apologizing a lot because i always feel like there is so much room for improvement in my life), but it’s unnecessary. we are good people.  and good mothers.  and good women. all of us. in our different stages of life, pursuing different dreams or goals, parenting or believing or living differently from one another, we’re all good.  we just need to believe it. maybe we should just start giving ourselves head-nods every morning when we look in the mirror. ha. i might do that today…

Monday, October 27, 2014

how my ipod saw things; october


To say this past week has been a roller coaster would be an understatement.  My emotions were literally all over the place.  I have a lot of anxiety about school, and sometimes I like to blow things way out of proportion.  That happened this week.  It has been hard to find a balance with my school work, and I doubt I will since I only have another month until I am finished this semester.  I am really looking forward to having some time off and to make some really great things happen.  Back to the school work though, I am in 4 courses and none of them are too difficult, I just like making sure I have things done on time.  For one course, I just work on a paper the whole semester.  I have one more month until it is due and I have done a great amount of work on it, but it still has a ways to go.  Today I am in a rut though because I did a fair amount of work on the weekend, in hopes that they would call me into work today.  I even texted a supervisor last night to let them know that I was available for work today, and then nothing.  It is a little disappointing to work casual in that sense because most other days that people text me, I am usually too busy with school work.  It is hard to know that within the next couple months I will need money more than ever before, and if I am not making any now, it is not easy to save anything.

But this is what all this comes down to.  I have faith and I have hope.  Things are going to work out, because they always have for me and I know that they always will. So, I can make some work for myself today to make sure I am informed in all my courses or to maybe even get ahead.  Then I might just make some muffins and run an errand and take some time to relax, because I know I would enjoy and benefit from doing so.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

keeping me sane


Friday, October 17, 2014


this time last year, I was going through a really hard time.
I am so glad that hard time revealed who my true friends were.
you learn more about a person at the end of the relationship, not the beginning
I am glad everything changed.

school notes

+ going into my first year at UPEI, I bought a really nice backpack, or kitbag whatever you want to call them.  At the time, it was quite an investment.  The name brand is Dakine and I think it ended up costing close to $60.  I picked a pattern that was bright, but subtle at the same time.  I picked it because I knew I would not have to worry about it matching all my clothes, when in reality that didn't matter at all.  I am so happy that I spent that kind of money at the time, because it has proven to be a very worthy investment.  I see a lot of girls right now at school who are just using large purses and fashion backpacks, and I just think "gurl, a real backpack is the way to go".

+ I actually know how to look up a book in the stacks at the Robertson Library.  I was feeling pretty bad for a guy I know who said he didn't even know where to go in the Library and didn't realize there was lights that you could turn on for each aisle.  Today, I searched for a book online and then I went to look for it before I left campus.  I smiled as I turned the light switch on to about 6 minutes, knowing that it wouldn't take me very long to find what I was looking for.  I scanned a couple books, but I didn't end up taking out the one I was looking at.  I headed back down the aisle and turned the light back to 0.

+ I wrote a midterm yesterday in 45 minutes.  I only had an hour and 15 minutes to write it, so really that time does make sense, but I was one of the first to be done.  I guess that's what I get for taking a 1st year course in my last year.  Anthropology 105, I am going to rock you.

+ Sometimes I actually forget how amazing my school is.  Yesterday it was when I had the realization that everyone on campus has a unique purpose that the University of Prince Edward Island hopes to fulfill.  Even though I still don't know what I will do with my degree, I have experienced so much joy from my 3.5 years of learning.  On that note though, I am officially counting down the days until graduation in May.

+ I am writing a paper on Victorian Era deaths and dying.  So, what do you do in your spare time?

+ I have learned that you really do not need to look good on campus, like mostly ever.  I mean sure if you are giving a presentation or have a boyfriend then you might feel the need to.  I have been so astonished by the not so amounts of clothing that girls have been wearing.  It's October, put those flowy skirts away or at least [for the love of all student-kind], wear some panty-hose or tights.

+ I love the water fountains on campus that fill up your water bottle by sensor.  They are an amazing creation.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday, October 10th

Peggy's Cove was beautiful and all, but this was the best view of the day.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

just a couple snapshots


general conference feet: me, kayla, dad & mom.  I love these feet and the miles that they walk each and every day to overcome trials and challenges in our lives.  We make goals, we work together as a family and we do our best to express our love for each other.  


I won't say too much about this, but I bought a new book to read with a special boy I know...


been living in the stacks for a couple hours a week.  it's not all that bad especially when you feel and look this cute doing it.  


my new little friend and little bird Sophia May.  I just love her so much.  Can't wait to see her and mommy and Christmas time!

fall is finally here

I just love seeing all the leaves change color.  I feel so blessed to live in such a rich environment.  I just can't help but stare and wonder and amazement of all the many colors of this beautiful time of year.  I think school is going well, as well as it could be at least.  I feel pretty fortunate to have a decently light course load.  I am also thankful for my prioritizing and organizing skills that I have developed over my years in school.  Right now, I am going to run some errands because tomorrow I will be going to Nova Scotia to spend Thanksgiving with the Pinsents.  I am over the moon about seeing Haig again and I feel pretty relaxed about leaving all this school work behind.  Not exactly sure how I will feel on Monday when I come home to it all, but I really think I will be okay.

The Lord blesses those who keep his commandments.  I have been feeling those blessings in my life.

Friday, October 3, 2014

on my mind

Just a couple things on my mind as I have been trying to fall asleep: 

Thursday: I'll see him. I'll be in his arms again. I am falling more and more in love. I wish to shout it from the roof tops. 

Lipstick: is on sale at target. The maybelline ones that are usually 9.99. Well I bought one today, but I really want to have one more color for my transition into fall. Maybe I will reward myself after some note taking tomorrow...

Sophia May: I am so happy you have made your way into the world! You are so beautiful and I can't wait to meet you. I love your mommy and daddy very much and my heart is happy when I think about the three of you finally together!

Apartments: I will be moving out in a couple of months. I am not too stressed of worried but I just hope as a first timer, a nice enough place will be available. I really don't want to live in some sketchy, icky building/space. I am optimistic that I could make anyplace home though.

Photography: I should be taking more pictures. Not just of myself, but of the beautiful world around me. Maybe I should start a simple photography project or something. I would like to do some more crafts period. It will be nice when I am done school and I can make stuff until my heart is content. 

Dress: still letting my imagination run wild with this one. I have a good idea of what I want though and I am pretty certain everything will work out just fine. I am building my trust with it. 

Him: obviously. Every word he says. He made me so giddy tonight. I deserve this happiness. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Oh October

I love you, I am so glad you are finally here.
Although it will be a busy month, I am already loving all of the changes in the atmosphere.
The colors, bright reds, yellows and oranges.
It is a season of change.
September was more stressful than I needed it to be.
In October, I hope to find more comfort peace and reassurance.