finding out about myself – personality tests and me

I love personality tests. I love finding out more about myself and figuring out more about why I do the things that I do and how best to work with other people. Some people I know think that these types of tests and assessments are garbage and I know that they aren’t perfect, but as…

taking time for self care

The words self care are very popular right now and have almost become something to make fun of. It has also become something that is curated for Instagram and something that is meant to take hours which I think is detrimental to actual self care. I don’t know about you but I don’t have hours…

my spring bucket list

Well it truly feels like spring is in the air. I have tulips on my kitchen table, plants (hopefully growing) in my small garden, and it is still light out when I both leave and come home from work. I want to take full advantage of the spring season and enjoy the nicer weather, and…

25 things that I accomplished in my 25th year

Today I have become a quarter of a century old and honestly, that is crazy. I feel like everyone has a image in their mind of what their life will look like when they are 25 and I don’t think it was similar to what it really is. For one I always thought I would…

my favourite board (and card) games

I love playing games with my friends. No, not those kinds of games, the fun ones with pieces and cards, and hopefully no less friends when you finish as when you started. I wrote in a previous blog post about my favourite date ideas that for the same price as a dinner you can buy…

what does a records coordinator do?

So many people ask what it is that I do all day and what exactly a records coordinator does and to be honest it is sometimes hard to define it quickly. In an essence I help organize all of the information that is created at Metro Vancouver; emails, reports, data, everything. I also help to…

setting up my 2019 planner

2019 is just around the corner and that means I have been counting down the days until I can start my new planner. My old planner has been used for the past 18 months and it is getting a little out of control. You can read about my full process of getting my 2019 planner…

Liebster Award Nomination – My First Award!

I was recently nominated for a Liebster Award by Crushed Caramel which is so exciting, especially as I am coming up on my one year of blogging on this blog, fivestarredlife.  The Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers and continues throughout the internet. I am so honoured to have been chosen…

the best date night ideas

Today is Nigel and I’s 5th anniversary and over the years we have gone on quite a few dates. Some of these are quite typical while some may be a bit different from the norm. I figured one of the most appropriate things to share on this day is some of my favourites, both recent…