getting back into a routine

September has always been a time of new beginnings for me. There is something about the end of summer and the start of the school year that makes me want to get back into routines and start the year off in a good way. Now I know that this year is very different than those…

“the new normal”

I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the phrase “the new normal” in the past few months. While there are quite a few things that I know will be fixtures in the future such as masks will probably be an accessory that I will get very used to wearing for a long…

i quit

I recently did one of the scariest things that I have ever done in my life, I quit my job. Even at almost 26 years of age this is something that had never come up in my life before. All the jobs that I have had are ones with already defined end dates or I…

morning rhythms

I recently listened to a podcast all about the differences between routines and rhythms and while routines are thought of to be more rigid and have to be followed, rhythms are the practices we want to follow that help to focus our day and give moments of peace. My weekday and weekend mornings currently look…

expectations vs. reality

Expectation. That is such a strong word isn’t it? I am definitely guilty of having too high of expectations and last week was no exception. Last week was moving week and I had a plan. We had a full week where we could be in both places which gave us tons of time to paint…

how to have a low waste move

Moving wasn’t something I knew much about for much of my life. I spent 22 years in the same home and then in the span of less than two years I moved across Canada four times. I suddenly had to learn what it meant to pack up all my stuff and unpack it somewhere else…

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…

the 10-minute tidy

My house is definitely not always as clean as I would like it to be. Both Nigel and I work full time jobs (with hour + commutes each way) and then with social commitments, going to the gym, and just wanting to sit on the couch and watch Netflix the little messes can certainly add…

on priorities

I have been learning lately that I can’t do everything. Of course, I knew this before but it has been made very apparent through this month of September. I haven’t written any blog posts in over a week, I really need to clean my bathroom, and my meal planner board is still showing what we…