31 January 2019

month in review | january

January was a really beautiful month. Just like last year, I took the month off of social media to start 2019 off right. This will probably be something I do every year going forward. It's the perfect way to unwind and clear my brain from all the chaos that comes with the Christmas season, and I really enjoy the peace that it brings.

Sunset scenes from a peaceful night at Sidney Pier.

I made an itty bitty baby daisy chain for the youngest babe I nanny while we were playing at the park one morning. January was pretty warm and nice weather-wise and I thought for sure we'd be getting an early Spring this year but the polar vortex and giant dumping of snow that moved in in February proved me wrong.

Finally got around to hanging art and decorating my room again after painting it before Christmas.

The most beautiful night at Beacon Hill Park with Maggie.

I think this was a sunrise on my way to work. The only perk of shorter days is being able to witness more sunrises and sunsets driving to/from work.

Carrie, the dog of one of the family's I nanny for, at Willows Beach one sunny day at work. We come to this beach at least once a week now because it's everybody's happy place.

Olive being cute as heck on Madi's bed.

 More sunset scenes.

Walking the breakwater at Ogden Point.

Willows Beach, once again, with my nanny babies. So grateful for a job that I love- especially for the amount of time it allows me to spend outdoors. My job rarely feels like work and I feel so lucky.

Olive wedging herself between me and my laptop, begging for attention. She's just so neglected! ;)

Cheyenne and Peyton's wedding on the mainland at the beginning of the month. It was my first time being a bridesmaid and we had such a good time. The last picture was a joke for the photo- although I'm not gonna lie, I did manage to finish that bottle of wine!

Music Bingo at the Bleue for Jessie's birthday.

Two of my favourite places on a sunny day- Moses Point and the clearing in the woods by my house that I go to from time to time to get some air.

01 January 2019

a year in review {two thousand eighteen}

Oh, 2018, where do I even begin? 

I guess I can start by thanking you. Thank you for being so kind to me this year. Thank you for the people that have been brought into my life this year and for the memories made with friends both old and new. Thank you for my family, of course, and for being able to spend such a big chunk of time with them all over Christmas. Thank you, thank you, thank you for a job that I adore, one that rarely feels like work. Thank you for the sunrises and sunsets I've witnessed, and for how alive I felt in those moments. Thank you for my darling cat, Olive, for sunshine, and for the flowers that bloom in the spring. Thank for the camping trips we took, for spontaneous adventures, and for dips in the lake in the summer. Thank you for our trip to New York City, and for the experiences we had and memories we made there. Thank you for the most beautiful fall, for the sunny days, turning leaves, and all things pumpkin. Thank you for a Christmas season filled with fun adventures and time with loved ones. 

2018 has certainly made it's way up there on my list of favourite years. A whole lot of personal growth went down and I'm so grateful for where it led me. I feel so genuinely happy and grateful for all that I get to experience in this lifetime. This world and it's inner workings are so beautiful and wonderful. I've disconnected from technology and social media a lot more this year. I feel the desire to live my own life more than witnessing other people's through a screen. I get outdoors so much more and spend my time more wisely and it has made all the difference. I'm leaving 2018 and welcoming 2019 with so much peace in my soul.

You were very, very good to me, 2018. 2019 is going to have a lot to live up to, but I'm almost certain it will be just as good.