So I’m back for another day of the 10 Day You Challenge and this one is all about my loves.
Now because there are days that focus on things like foods, songs, places, and so forth, I will try to keep those to a minimal in this list to keep things interesting and so you can learn more from me.
What are some of your top loves?
I will say that many of these are obvious ones, but I tried to throw some in there that maybe you wouldn’t think about me as well to keep it not so ordinary. I hope you enjoy. 🙂
1. My family & Friends.
I loop family with friends because I often see my closest friends as family. I’m a huge family girl and look forward to every opportunity to spend time with them. I’m the girl that will call her parents just because or to join me for dinner every other weekend just because it’s been a few weeks since I have seen them.My Mama’s gunna probably be mad I posted this picture. She hates pictures…wonder where I get it from…
Never ever will I be the girl who groans when holidays come around. Instead, I relish in the time I get to spend with as many of them as possible. It makes me sad to see people with negative or strained relationships with their parents as I consider my parents as my best friends.My favourite cuzzies Kodey and ‘Kinney
With my friends, I find that it can be tricky to see them as often as I would like. Many of them have flown off (some literally!) to their own worlds to continue their education and lives elsewhere and I miss them dearly. I don’t see them as often as I would like but hopefully I can take this summer and really crack down on some good ol’ friend bonding once again like it was back in Uni-life. 🙂My Psych Girls. Morgan on the Right is in Calgary. Lora on the far left is in England doing her Masters in Psych. Laura, who is right of Santa, is living the high life as a flight attendant and Sophia, left of Santa, is back in school also. Gabby and I are just chillin here back in Hammer with school in our near futures once again. We be crazy. Molly and I at Whole Foods
2. Miss Maggie Mae.
How could someone not love a face like hers.
She is my lil bundle of fur that I miss like crazy while I’m in Hamilton. I want so bad to get my own dog, not to replace her of course, but because she is really a tease in my life. I see her for a weekend and then have to leave her for another month and it just makes me sad. She brings me much joy with just having her brush against my leg or biting at my foot to get my attention because she’s a needy whittle baby. Of course, this neediness is in the best way possible! 😀
You never know how much you can get from a dog until you own your own. All they want is your love. They don’t judge. They always believe that you are just the best thing the world has to offer. The warmth and utmost devotion they give to you is one of the best gifts to have in your life and as soon as I can afford to give a puppy the best home possible, which they all deserve, I will have my own fur baby.
A few breeds that I have tossed the idea around (besides another poodle of course) are…
Yorkie. I have loved them since forever. I do like my smaller pups.
Australian Shepherd. Once again, I do love the red ones, but the tri coloured ones (or Blue Merle I think they are called) are beautiful as well.
Sorry this is clearly one that you are aware of but because it’s such a huge part of my life, I have to include it in my list. I hope to see myself in the gym and doin my thing when I’m 80 and beyond! If you ever read this post Marianne, you are quite the inspiration! 🙂
4. Blogging…And my Readers!
As much as I was afraid to bring my writing and thoughts to the public, I have found that I love blogging. I was quite excited to find that you guys actually liked some of things I had to say and I can honestly say that it brings me great pleasure to type up my posts! For all of the love and support you give me, I give a mighty thanks to all of you. Virtual hugs for all!
5. Summer Sports
Although I’m definitely a gym girl at heart and don’t really play any hardcore sports, there are few sports that will always give me a lot of joy playing…even if I’m a lil rusty now.
1. Swimming. My house in Georgetown (before we moved to Acton a few months back) had a pool and because I grew up with a pool, swimming became something I really enjoyed.
2. Tennis. I was taking tennis lessons at a professional club for about a year or two but unfortunately had to stop because of health related issues at the time. Out of all of the sports I tried throughout my childhood and teens years, tennis was by far my favourite and is something I would love to eventually get back into if I could as I miss it.
6. The Beach
Is there anyone who hates the beach? I have often said that the beach is my dream destination spots for vacations. Even my dream house at that! Hence why Cali is my go-to as my fantasy home land. I never get to go as often as I would like as there are few beaches that are accessible to those without vehicles of their own (and not wanting to spend 8 hours on transit). So until I can get to a nearby beach, I will simply keep these exotic beaches in mind while I tell myself “I will see you soon!’
Hawaii…another dream vaca. One day, one day. Or perhaps a lil Miami beach action at night… Or the beautiful crystal waters of the Bahamas.
7. The Zoo
I’m truly a lil kid at heart. I love my animals and so I absolutely adore the zoo! I try my best to make a zoo trip once every summer, generally with my parents as they enjoy it as much as I do. 🙂
Disclaimer. I’m fully aware of the fact that there is a bad rap about zoos in general. It does make me sad that we place animals on display for our entertainment, and with that said, I can honestly say that I accept that I’m a selfish person as I love the fact that I get to see them in front of me. On the other hand though, I do think that the original intentions of zoos (for one, to breed under-population species) is…or was.. a positive thing. I do not and will not ever agree with the use of animals in the circus, in races, etc as I think that there are way too many cases of animal cruelty happening there. Not to mention the huge risk of injury to the animal which can mean life or death for them.
I truly love yoga. For someone who tends to be overly anxious and one who lacks a stretch routine following her workouts (ooopp…bad trainer), yoga is quite a treat for both my mind an my body. Sadly, like a few things in this list, yoga has taken a back seat for a few months but hopefully is something I can up-dog my way back into sooner than later.
Bikram is my yoga of choice as I find that I need that intensity (and man is this yoga intense! Didn’t think you could feel nauseous doing yoga? Didn’t think yoga was a workout? Try bikram on for size) to get that mental clarity and stress release that I want from the class. It’s a rough class to keep up with as you will want to just plant your butt and face down on that mat half way through the 90 minutes, but it is well worth the psychological battle in the end when you mind is left empty.
Best thing I heard from one of the instructors in one class…
In a world like today, with all the non stop working and hustle and bustle of our daily lives, its a sad truth that we have to work this hard in order to let our body relax after all of that daily over stimulation.
It really is sad. I wonder what the world would be like if we all could take a chill pill on a daily basis and slllloooow down?
9. Cooking/Baking and Creating Recipes
Another obvious one, sorry I’m drawing a blank here. Whenever you are actively trying to think about something, it just doesn’t happen. Anyways, one big reason why I started this blog was so that I could share my love of all things food with you all. It also gives me a reason to challenge myself to test out new ingredients and recipes for special dietary needs. I like a good challenge in the kitchen and I espcially love baking and cooking for others. It’s my way of showing my love and care…with food. Healthy food. 😉
Whether or not that last part is appreciated or not (hey some people just want a gluten fill, sugar-bomb, icing-y-licious cupcake right?), it’s the thought that counts right? 😀
Okay okay, so because I didn’t do so well in the creativity department I will throw in a bonus “super random love”
I’m obsessed with my sunglasses. I used to be made fun of (in a loving way of course) because I would wear them ALL THE TIME. Snow on the ground= sunglasses on face. Clouds in the sky and my sunglasses are on (hey there’s a glare I tell you!). I wear my sunglasses at night…
Okay, I’m not that bad.
You see, here’s the thing. My Mom and I share a lovely ‘light sensitivity to the max’ issue so any lil glare and we find ourselves squinting. For me, I just hate squinting (hello future wrinkles). For my Mom, squinting is a recipe for a migraine. No bueno. But hey, on the bright side (HA I made a funny…not), at least I know that when no one else is wearing theirs, my Mom is definitely wearing hers. 😀
By the way, big thing here, they aren’t called summer glasses, they are called sun glasses. Totally acceptable to wear sunglasses outside the summer time frame. Just sayin. 😉
So now it’s your turn. Tell me a lil bit about your loves….
Favourite dog breed?
Most random love?
Do you like the zoo or was a childhood tradition only?