Packing Light + Away We Go!

August 8, 2017

After an incredibly busy summer, I’m happy to say I am finally on vacation!!! It has been a long time coming and I cannot wait to be up in a plane flying across the great blue tomorrow. I have had a VERY rewarding summer this year. I was able to work with some amazingly talented youth which was truly a really inspirational thing for all involved. But now the ‘relaxation’ begins! I say ‘relaxation’ because it is going to be a whirlwind of a trip but I am really excited to take it all in! For those that don’t know, we are jet-setting away to the UK for 2 and a half weeks. I have been back to the UK since I moved back to Canada after living there and I am beyond excited. I’ve decided to not take my computer with me so I will not be posting while I am there but you can follow my Instagram for updates on our travels! Of course I will be doing a tonne of posts when I am home, but I am excited to just be away from all things ‘work’ for a few weeks because September will hit soon enough and I will be back at it again!

Packing has become something that I look forward to! I have slowly become a light packer, and each time I pack less I feel even better. I read somewhere that you should pack for the best outcome and then buy once your there for the worst. So instead of taking this, that, and the other for “just in case” situations, just buy your way out of them if you happen to get caught in one. Now of course you want to be frugal, but if it is something like an umbrella getting in the way of taking a carry-on vs. a checked bag, I think it is safe to say you can probably pick one up. We picked up some new packs at MEC along with some packing cubes at a reasonable price. I love this bag because you can open it much like a suitcase so you can have a view of the entire bag. There is also a separate pocket for dirty laundry which is great when you are backpacking. I love using packing cubes or mesh bags to separate my clothes so that everything stays together and I know exactly what I have. I also love using a pac towel when going to hostels because they are so compact and dry so fast!! If you want more tips on packing light you can see this post here.

I can’t wait to show you all our travels! Keep a look out for those posts, as well as a travel video in the near future!!

** This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. **

Summer on the Farm

August 1, 2017

It’s hard to believe we are halfway through summer already! I spent the last month working intensely on a project that was very inspiring! It was a fully emerged project that didn’t give me much time for other things, hence why I haven’t posted as often over the past month. I did get to spend more time on my dad’s farm though, which was REALLY nice! Here are some photos from a day at the farm with cute kittens! Is it bad that I want another one? Probably…

Joel and I are headed on some travels soon and can’t wait to share that with you all! But for now hopefully these photos will do!

BOOK CLUB: End of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

July 30, 2017
Was anyone else itching for more of an ending to this book? I finished it an immediately had to re-read the last chapter to make sure I hadn’t missed something! I understand why the end was left so ambiguous however I couldn’t help but crave for more resolution. The questions I was thinking of last week became even bigger questions in my mind after finishing the novel. Finishing the novel feels like waking up from a nightmare. There is so much that is still lingering that I haven’t digested and don’t know if I ever will. What were your final thoughts on the novel? I really enjoyed reading this novel and highly recommend it if you haven’t read it yet!
I am excited for a complete change of pace to read “The Sun Is Also A Star” by Nicola Yoon. If you are wanting to read along, I am reading until page 90 this week! I am travelling in August so I may not be able to post weekly updates for this novel but definitely will have one at the end of the month to discuss it. Happy reading!