My new love affair

img_20171111_162101895969131.jpgWe all have those things that drive us, move and shake us, things we love and want to lose ourselves in. For me, it’s music. You will very rarely see me without ear buds in. I’m always bopping or singing along with a song. Over the past couple of years, my love and appreciation of music has grown into an uncontrollable rhythmic monster. I just can’t get enough (Depeche Mode anyone?)!

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What the f…itness!?!

Last year, I was put on warfarin (yep, the stuff you can use to kill rats) because I happened to develop a couple of blood clots. Sidenote: I would NOT recommend getting clots. They aren’t a fun time. For the first half of the year I was told the most strenuous exercise I was allowed to do was a light walk. This was alright with me at the time considering I had something worse than a migraine for four solid months.

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A conversation about tattoos

I work in an academic library. I have the most visible tattoos and my ears are a little bit stretched (16mm 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!