Gratitude hustle, Hustle for happiness

Run that body down

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Four years ago I lined up at the starting line of what I was sure would be my best half-marathon to date. I had carbo-loaded the night before, had water with me and the experience of completing two of these before, one of them on the same course. Armed with a goal and my Garmin, I set out to crush that run.

About 10km in my stomach started to turn. Nothing to be concerned about, I’d drink some water, hit a gel if I kept feeling weak and handle it – running is mostly mental anyways and my split times were on track. Paul was pacing me, as he ran his first marathon so I when I started to feel really off around 15km he pep-talked the heck out of me. As we waved goodbye at 19km I told him I would be there at the finish line to celebrate his first marathon and he told me to just keep pushing through, I was almost at the end.

But I didn’t make it.

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Gratitude hustle, Hustle for happiness

Ch-ch-changes

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Hi cutieĀ šŸ‘‹šŸ»

I. Have. Missed. You!!!! But my unintended hiatus is OVERĀ šŸ™ŒšŸ»Ā and it feels. so. good.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to show up with no explanation for my absence and just assume you’re going to accept it. So grab a coffee, tuck yourself into your favourite nook, pull a blanket over those toes and let’s do this mmmmkay? We have so much to catch up on.

Since my last post just a few major life events have occurred:

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Three Years

There is an image of a woman who has been so deeply etched into my being, she can be found in my own features and mannerisms. She is the root of my essence and has shaped the core of who I am. She is so much a part of me that despite not setting eyes on her for three years, I can see her in everything.

She is my mother.

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Gratitude hustle

Gratitude #hustle vol. 12

Embracing every second of summer, ā˜€ļø rainy days included ā˜”ļø

Woo still getting back into the swing of things around here, but so stoked to be back with this week’s gratitude #hustle. Let’s just dive right in shall we? Continue Reading

Hustle for happiness, Travel hustle

…Is this thing still on?

Hello? Oh haaaaiiii šŸ‘‹šŸ» just going to dust this off and we’re ready to go!

Jokes aside, it’s nice to be back after a brief (albeit, unintended) hiatus. I had a feeling a quick break may come around the convergence of a few major work projects, but I had plans to make up for that. Such plans… Then life forced my hand a little bit (pun intended – keep reading for the punchline).

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Gratitude #hustle vol. 11: we’re back!

As I mentioned earlier this week, the last few weeks have been hectic in all aspects of my life. But they have also delivered up some truly beautiful moments. I received some great feedback on Wednesday’s post and want you to know that I really appreciate your continued support! You guys are. the. beeesssssst. Thank youĀ šŸ™ŒšŸ»

This got a little derailed (lolz at June amiright?) but it did have it’s moments. From patio visits to videos that bring the feels, here’s what I’ve been grateful for lately:

Kickin’ it old school…

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You do you

Because sometimes we need to quick little break and unplug. I Recommend hangs with your people a visit to your happy place – you just never know when and where inspiration might strike.

Oh haiiii. How are you? ItĀ seems like we’ve only been meeting sporadically – probably because we have.

Raise your hand if May went by in a blur of deadlines, hustling and trying to take care of all the thingsĀ šŸ™‹šŸ¼Ā I hear you. Last weekĀ I was feeling particularly overwhelmed by my to-do list. Then I quickly realized I’m not the only one.Ā It seems like this time of year is always a little hectic. Perhaps it’s because everyone is hustling in all things to get ready for summertime when “the livings easy.” Whatever the reason, over the past few weeks this little space began feeling moreĀ like an obligation than something I look forward to building.

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Career #hustle: clothing edition

As an influx of interns and new employees flood the halls at work, I’ve been reflecting on when I started myĀ own foray into the full-time, salaried, real-world lifeĀ of workingĀ and #adulting. It’s been a long time (ahem) a few years since IĀ first panicked about what to wear to an interview and how to look for an apartment in Toronto and thankfully I’ve learned a few things a lotĀ since then, thanks to a combination of experience, mentors and wise friends. So in honour of graduation/intern/new job season I’ll be bringingĀ sharing some of those lessons over the next few weeks.Ā Now, since I have an arsenal of brilliant friends and readers, if there’sĀ something you want to share on one of these topics throw it in theĀ comments below! Continue Reading

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Bright lights in the City: Osaka Edition

One thing I love about traveling isĀ that inevitablyĀ something will take me by surprise. Whether it’s a city, new food, or the ability to stretch outĀ in a park with a book in one hand and cider in theĀ other as the hours melt away, each trip is punctuated byĀ places and moments that astonish me in the most delightful ways. While we were in Japan that was delivered by our days in and aroundĀ Osaka. Continue Reading