my 2020

well 2020 is over. And I know, I know, The moment the clock clicks over to midnight and 2021 starts that things aren’t going to magically different, but there is still something about a new year that invokes a new mindset, goals, dreams, and a new start. But before I get into 2021 (that will…

three year blog anniversary

Every December I get to look back and think about this blog as we come across its anniversary. I have now been blogging on fivestarredlife for three years, back when I was still a student, living in a different province, and in many ways a different person than I am now. You can take a…

podcasts i am loving lately

It has been a little while since I have put out a podcast blog post, but I have started listening to a bunch of great podcasts that I am excited to share with you all. If you want to check out my previous posts you can see them all here. Many of them I am…

halfway through 2020 – looking back and looking forward

Well it won’t sound odd to anyone, but 2020 has certainly been a year so far. While there has been a lot of horrible things it has been comforting in a way knowing that this isn’t just something going on in our home. In a short note here are some of the things that have…

the best books about the enneagram

For the past year or so I have been very invested in the enneagram. Much of my daily interaction with it is through Instagram accounts (both serious and more funny), but I have also spent quite a bit of time reading books through the library as well as I have had the ability to read…

2020 goals

The world has different opinions on New Year’s resolutions; either you are in the camp that make them every year and need to wait till January 1st in order to start anything, or you think they are stupid, either because you start something whenever you need to, or that you think resolutions are stupid in…

my 2019

We are coming to the end of 2019, which is both the end of the year and the end of a decade. As I do every year I have been working on my photo book of the year (see more about this here) and that allows me to reflect on the year and all that…

my current favourite podcasts: take 4

I can’t believe I have another round of podcasts ready to share with all of you. You can check out my previous favourite podcasts posts here: Part One Part Two Part Three Now I still listen to all of the podcasts that I can from these lists, though some are on hiatus or have ended…

my fall 2019 bucket list

I love fall. Even though here in Vancouver that generally means a lot of rain, I love to watch the leaves change colour, the hint of chill in the air, and the abundance of pumpkins. (If I had my way I could probably just live in a pumpkin patch) and I want to do my…