Christmas Tree Reveal + Our Busy Start to December

I know how much I sound like a broken record at this point, but man, life is crazy. I thought November was hectic enough, but it’s nothing compared to how December has been already. We’re only five days into this month and Daniel and I have already spent three of those days at the doctor/hospital/medical centre, had a house inspection, attended an event in the city, made plans to visit his family four hours away, AND are trying to navigate how to see my own family for Christmas when Daniel works so often.

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All year we’d been telling ourselves how relaxing Dec/Jan/Feb was going to be because Daniel wouldn’t be at school anymore, but it’s SO much crazier, and I’ve come to terms with the fact that we may have actually finally reached adulthood.

From what I understand, being an adult is really just trying to figure out how to do things that are inevitable and feeling like time is going fast every day, and that’s exactly how I feel. For example, every Sunday night I refill my weekly pill case, and I swear it has felt like I’ve done that every single day for the past week. THAT is how fast time is going by!Read More »

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The Revelation of Being Kind | World Kindness Day

Did YOU know that November 13 is World Kindness Day?! Because I didn’t when I first started to write this post, but I love that it worked out that way!

I actually got the idea to write this post because of something that keeps happening to me over and over again, both online and in real life: people are frequently surprised and taken aback by my kindness.

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Whilst it’s great to know that I’m making people happy, it’s also kind of worrying me about how the other people in their life are treating them, if one simple comment from me is enough to make their day.

Is kindness REALLY that hard to come by these days? Do other people NOT offer up advice or a compliment as soon as it pops into their head? Am I WEIRD for trying to be nice?

I am so surprised at what a revelation a simple act of kindness is to some people, and that in itself is kind of concerning.

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Honestly, all I really do is offer a better alternative to my customers who are unsure of what to order at my work, or leave a nice comment on a blog or Instagram post, but the way some people have reacted to those things has left me stunned.Read More »

Thank U, Next: Things I Have Learned From My Exes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since the beginning of November, chances are you’ve heard of Ariana Grande’s new song, thank u, next. If not, you should really check it out.

I’ve always thought Ariana is an unbelievably talented singer, but none of her songs have ever really stood out to me or made me want to play them on repeat, until this one.

It’s probably got to do with the fact that I actually know the story behind it – which always makes a song 10x more interesting in my opinion – but regardless of the reason, it’s a pretty great song.

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For those who haven’t heard it, it’s a song about most of Ariana’s exes, and the things they taught her. It’s actually really sweet, as she seems genuinely thankful for the relationships that she’s been in, but it’s also wonderfully sassy in the way that it’s saying “thanks for what we had, but I’m ready to move on now – NEXT!”.

Somewhere around the 30th time I listened to this song, I had the inspiration for this post, as I do think it is important to remember the past and that every bad situation would have taught you something in the long run, even if it took you a while to realise it. I also wanted to write this post as a lot of people – in real life and online – like to say how lucky I am to be in a perfect relationship.

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For the record, I agree 100%. I am super head over heels in love with my boyfriend, who I’ve been with for over 5 years, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been to hell and back with men before. I’ve only had three relationships in the past that I would actually “count”, but all three of them were… not the best, to say the least.Read More »