A conversation about tattoos

I work in an academic library. I have the most visible tattoos and my ears are a little bit stretched (12mm isn’t THAT big, right?). I’m not the stereotypical picture of someone who works in a library and I am 100% ok with this. The students I interact with on a daily basis don’t seem to mind them despite the brief glances to my forearms. Neither does the administration… that I know of.

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Hello! It’s been a while!

It’s been a long trek, but I made it back! The past three years have been a flurry of activity, self-reflection, growth, and change. A new job, relationship status, friends, ways of thinking. So many aspects of my life have changed (some better, some not so much) and I couldn’t be happier.

I’m glad that I decided not to delete this blog all those years ago. I struggled with that decision for a while because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep writing, what seemed to me, trivial banalities. I didn’t think anybody wanted to read them and, looking at the user stats, I was right. But somebody said to me recently that it’s the trivial things that really matter. It’s in the trivial where we learn about ourselves (I’ve kept up my older posts if you want to go back and read them. Disclaimer: I’m probably going to be embarrassed by it so I won’t look back, but you go ahead. I’ll wait here.). So, here are my ramblings in all their triviality (how many times do you think I can say ‘trivial’ in a paragraph?*).

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Ottawa!

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With me being Canadian and all I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that I’ve only been to our nation’s capital once in my life… and it was this past weekend. My fiance and I decided to take a little weekend getaway road trip to Ottawa to visit some old friends and for me, to make some new ones. I had a great time! We went skating on the Rideau Canal and it was great. The weather was perfect, the ice was worthy, and the company was awesome. I’ve wanted to go skating on the Canal since I was a kid and I will definitely be going again.

Another highlight of the weekend was adding to my football education. This is a sport that I’ve never really understood, but always wanted to. I’m a hockey gal. Thanks to some patience and explanation, I’ve started to understand and enjoy it. I’ll definitely be watching the Super Bowl and probably be cheering for the Broncos. Don’t ask me why! I’m a noob!

For My Mother

Today is the day we honour our mothers. We let them know how much we appreciate them and what they’ve done for us. We give them flowers, make them breakfast or dinner, and pamper them. We make this day as special as we can for them because we love them and we want them to know it. (more…)

What I’ve Been Doing For the Past Four Months

The honest answer… not a whole heck of a lot. Well that’s not entirely true. We moved back home in February, went to PAX in March and I started a job in April. This month I’ve been taking a more active approach and I’ve started running. Just a Couch-to-5k program for now.  I’m not going to be running any marathons any time soon, but it feels good to get off the couch and be active. I thought that it would be difficult to go for a run after work, but it hasn’t been that bad. I’ve actually wanted to go! During the day, I’ve felt antsy to go home just so I COULD go running. That’s a pretty good feeling. Next week I’m going to add some strength training to my regime and try to shed some unwanted pounds. People have told me to try running in the morning. I’ve thought about it, and to be honest, I kind of like the whole sleeping-in-the-morning thing. It wouldn’t hurt to try, I suppose. Once I’m out of bed and moving around, being up early isn’t all bad. It’s nice and quiet. I’ll just have to get over my self-consciousness and run outside instead of on a treadmill. The weather is getting too nice for that!