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I am very, very proud to announce that I have accomplished one of my Operation Quality of Life 2009 goals! My VISA card is now paid off! HOORAAYYYYYY! Advertisements

An early start


Rosy cheeks Originally uploaded by marianne.h I got started on Operation Quality of Life 2009 tonight. Adam and I got changed and drove up to the community centre after dinner to check out their gym. It’s significantly cheaper than most gyms in Vancouver, but wasn’t lacking in equipment. Half an hour on the elliptical showed […]

My Awesome Plan of Awesomeness has been over for two weeks now, and I’m taking December “off” from all the Awesome. In January, I’ll be starting up round two of the Awesome, hopefully with some support and company from my cousin! (Oooh L, did you see how I suckered you into that? ;)) December is […]

The New Job


In August, I was working at a great job for a non-profit whose work I really believe in. I liked the people I worked with, the flexible hours, the fun environment. What I didn’t like was the pay – it was a small organization and there just wasn’t a lot of money. What had been […]



Ever so slowly, I’m getting back on my feet after a rough few weeks mentally and emotionally. I still have a lot of work to do – in fact, I think the hardest parts are yet to come – but I am pleased to be recognizing myself again. The best news recently is that on […]



Since our bed incident last Sunday, I have been having a hard week. My mum asked me for the short version before I detailed what was going on, and the best I could do was ask “who made me a grown up without asking my permission?” We fixed our bed, after spending $70 at IKEA […]

I used to be a dancer. For the better part of 12 years, I spent 3-5 days a week at the dance studio. I loved it, partly because I felt more alive when I was dancing than anywhere else. I was never the best, but I was alright, and I got so much joy out […]

Well, I’m back from mini-vacation #1, and I have lots to talk about! First of all, the biggest news – I’m engaged! Adam proposed on Wednesday night, and we are both so happy and excited. It was very unexpected, totally sweet, and completely “us.” Now I get to start thinking about planning a wedding that […]

I dragged myself out of bed this morning, sat on the couch checking my email and whatnot for a bit, and then finally had the “self, you are going to throw some clothes on, lace up your shoes, and get out the door” conversation. The first few minutes were full of me grumbling to myself […]

Just try.


“God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.” — Mother Teresa It’s been three days since the break up. I’m doing okay. There have been vegetables and chocolates, tears and joy, deep exhausted sleep and insomnia. I’m a study in contradiction this week, apparently. Life will improve once I’m through this […]