Let me be empty and weightless


Tommy Hilfiger dress shirt; J Brand jeggings; Joe Fresh belt; Daniel Wellington classic watch; vintage Coach court bag; Yves Saint Laurent tribute sandals

Now that I’m back, I hope to bring everyone up to speed with what’s been going on in my life since the end of April. So everything was going well. I was studying for my cognitive psychology final, and despite attending a training the day before that exhausted me to no end, I was able to pull it together and I did well on my exam. Then came home and quickly packed our bags for a weekend in Edmonton to celebrate Jon’s birthday. It was a blast.

Slept in the next morning, and then had lunch with family. Sunday evening plans fell through, so we left the city early instead of staying until Monday, which was the original plan. Plus, we missed our bed. Came home and spent the rest of the evening watching TV. It was bliss.

Next day, I took a personal day to work on my term paper. It was also Jon’s week off in-between jobs. Long story short, I couldn’t figure out how to do the assignment. In a panic, I emailed my tutor to ask for an extension as it was due in a few short days. I barely slept that night. I kept worrying that I would fail the course and that I fucked up my admission to grad school. I thought my life was over. Next morning, my tutor emailed me back and approved the extension. I ultimately finished the paper, got an “A,” and passed the course.

But when I went into work the next day, I was faced with another reality. For those interested in reading more, send me a message as my next couple of posts will be password protected.

C.

Man, why can’t life always be this easy?

- Kanye West, Flashing Lights


TNA cropped t-shirt; Forever 21 denim shorts; Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses; Daniel Wellington classic watch; L.L.Bean hunter’s tote bag; Birkenstock sandals

I’m not big on celebrating Canada Day, but I will say Happy 1st of July! Today marks the beginning of my official summer. I’m proud to report I am done all my prerequisite courses for grad school. My admission was conditional pending the completion of these courses, and although I had until the end of summer to finish my last course, I wanted to wrap everything up by the end of June. Now I can enjoy July and August free from school. I’ve been in school part-time for the past 14 months, so I can’t even remember what life was like without school work always looming over me. What am I going to do with all this free time? Write.

It’s good to be back.

C.

When I revelled without a care

- Lorde, Team


J.Crew stripe shirt; 7 For All Mankind jeans; Triple Five Soul jacket; Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses; Gucci belt bag; Joe Fresh flats

Last week was a write-off in terms of school work. I wrote my fourth midterm on Monday morning, went to work, and completely crashed after that. On top of working long hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, I was also in a bad head-and-heart-space, which left me unable to do any studying. Thursday, I decided to take the evening off to chill out with some friends, and Friday, we attended Good Friday service and celebrated Jon’s 26th birthday at our favourite steakhouse, Vintage Chophouse.

This week, I’m studying for my final, which I write on Saturday. Then we’re heading up to Edmonton to celebrate a few things: mainly, Jon’s birthday, the end of my course, and Jon’s last day of work. More on this soon.

It’s that time of year again where I’m distracted by a million things. I want to do spring cleaning, put away my winter clothes, get a mani-pedi, wax my eyebrows. Basically, get myself ready for summer. I also want to binge watch all my favourite shows and see friends again. But until this exam is over, I’ll be on lockdown. Talk to you in a week.

C.

Living in ruins of a palace within my dreams

- Lorde, Team

This morning, I tweeted how I listened to the entire Lana Del Rey album searching for the song “Team” by Lorde. Why didn’t I think to Google the lyrics first? I actually don’t listen to Lorde, but I’m totally diggin’ this song. So much so that I can’t stop listening to it on repeat.

Anyways, I write my final exam at the end of April. After that, I’ll be starting a new course, which I hope to complete by the end of June. I want to take off July and August to enjoy somewhat of a summer before grad school starts in September. So again, I’ll be a little MIA for the next four weeks.

For the past few years, I’ve gone to a number of concerts and theatre shows, so this year, I want to switch things up and go to the ballet instead. Why am I going solo? Because it cost a fortune for two tickets, and while Husband enjoys live music/theatre/dance as well, it’s something I want to do by myself, for myself. I’m going to the ballet again in May, and I’m trying to get my hands on a John Legend ticket for June just to see him perform “Ordinary People” live.

As for TV shows, I haven’t watched anything since finishing season three of Sons of Anarchy in December. I haven’t even watched season two of House of Cards @_@. However, I don’t know if I can help myself when the new season of Game of Thrones premieres on April 6th, followed by Mad Men on April 13th. I can’t wait to catch up on all my favourite TV shows once I’m done all my courses.

Now that my hair is finally growing out, I’ve reverted back to wearing little to no makeup daily (eyebrow powder doesn’t count because you should ALWAYS fill in your eyebrows). I haven’t cut my hair since December because opposite to what Single Girl Dinner said about a bad haircut, a good haircut is still a good haircut even when it grows out. So invest money in a good salon and, more importantly, a good stylist. With that said, I’m getting my hair cut on Saturday. Can’t wait.

Thanks for reading, and hope you have a great weekend, whatever you’re doing, whether it’s resting, doing chores, or catching up with friends. Make it count.

C.

My kind of weekend

I love weekends. After work on Friday, I went to Starbucks for a couple of hours to do some school work, and then I went to yoga. Came home, cleaned the studio, did laundry, and continued to do more work. I normally start off Saturday with yoga, but yesterday, I went grocery shopping instead and spent the afternoon at the ballet by myself. This was followed by church and then a spontaneous evening at Jackson’s place drinking wine and eating Pizza Hut.

Usually when I come home from yoga and grocery shopping on Saturdays, I clean the studio or prep food for the week. If everything is in order, I’ll attempt to get some school work done while doing laundry. Sometimes there’s errands to run, like picking up the dry cleaning or making a trip to Ikea. Then church, and after that we usually meet up with friends or chill at home in front of the TV. That’s a typical Saturday for us.

On Sundays, I go to yoga in the morning, and then do school work for the rest of the afternoon before dinner with my family. Sometimes we’ll set up a brunch date with a friend or Jon’s parents when they’re in town. Other times, I’ll squeeze in a little catnap. Lately, we’ve been spending Sunday afternoons at any of many local coffee shops to do some textbook reading or to write, like today. After dinner, we’ll come home and just simply enjoy what’s left of the weekend and then end the night with Marriage Time.

Weekends are undoubtedly busy, however we all get the same 24 hours in a day, but what’s different is how we choose to spend it. I’m learning not to say, “I don’t have time…” because, really, I choose not to make time. I stopped making time for TV, taking outfit pictures, cooking fancy meals, and seeing friends. We make time for things that are important to us, and right now in my life, my weekends are all about important things.

C.