A lot of the pictures and links don’t work but I still find this funny, a 19 year old me, visit if only for the profile picture.


After two full months of no job, and no call backs, I finally had an interview today!

Apparently all that I had to do was come to terms with the fact that I am only really qualified to be a barista. So I interviewed at Bridgehead today (keep your fingers crossed!) I think that it went pretty well, I’ll let you know on Monday if I hear from them or not!

Today has all around been pretty positive!

Someone has finally decided to make the trek from London to Ottawa to visit me. In what may be my last week of freedom, my friend Holly is coming to spend a week! I have the privilege of knowing some pretty great people. I have found as I have gotten older that it has become a lot easier to choose whom I do and do not want in my life and it is an empowering feeling to know that I have the power to choose who I surround myself with.

All of my close friends are special in their own way, Holly is the friend who sat by me quietly during the most emotional parts of my life. She offered no advice, and no judgement. There is definitely something to be said for someone that you can share moments of silence with. 

I am super excited to see her and it has taken all of my will power to not plan out every second of our visit. 


Take two:

Take two: Blogging, for real this time.

In the spirit of friendship, especially of the long distance variety, I am going to attempt to follow through on this whole blogging thing to keep anyone who might be interested up to date on what is going on with me.

So, to get up to speed 2013 was a crazy, crazy year for me. My entire life was flipped upside down and I am just now finally in a place where I feel comfortable and happy again. I have an amazing man, I am finally close to my family again, and I think I have started to figure out who I am and what I want from life…it’s only taken me 30 years to get here, that’s not so bad.

I live in a second story apartment with my boy (Dave) , four cats, and my bff (aka my dog Charlie.) As in most blended families we are all learning how to cohabitate and some of us are settling in better than others.

I was a barista at Starbucks for two years, and am currently on the, not so successful, hunt for a job. I am apparently a grown up now but I still do not have a clue as to what I want to be when I grow up. The positive thing is that I have learned that I am not nearly the only girl my age in this position, or who is 30 (well, almost) and still refers to themselves as a “girl.”

So, like I said, 2013 was a pretty big one for me. I ended a (very) long term relationship that was completely stagnant and in the latter half of the year began a new one and, if all goes as planned, the last one. I went from believing that there was no domestic family life in my future, that I would watch from the sidelines as all of the people I had grown up with got married and had babies, to thinking that maybe, just maybe, I could do all of that too. I could be a wife, and a mom, and drive a minivan, and do yoga…okay maybe not the yoga part but you know what I mean.